Israel's lesson for US Democrats in 2020

Expect Trump to follow Netanyahu's playbook for election success

TEL AVIV • It was a referendum on him, and he nailed it. Nobody can take that away from Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.

This summer, in his fifth term, he will surpass Mr David Ben-Gurion as the longest-serving Israeli prime minister. His election victory contains a warning for any Democrat still imagining that the 2020 election will bring an easy victory over President Donald Trump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2019, with the headline 'Israel's lesson for US Democrats in 2020'. Print Edition | Subscribe