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Jerusalem, Israel – Global reaction to the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was largely muted Tuesday, with even his closest allies and supporters in Israel refraining from commenting on the events that have created controversy in the US.
“A lot of people here [in Israel] There’s an awareness of what’s going on, but it’s not causing the kind of outrage that you see in the U.S. at the moment, and that’s understandable,” said Mark Zell, an international lawyer who serves as chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel. President of Republican Overseas International.
“As a general rule, Israelis don’t know much about American politics and are distracted by their own problems,” he said. Zell this past weekend highlighted the hostilities between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza, the threat from Iran and the upcoming national elections in November.
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Zell, who condemned the FBI raid in a tweet, said, however, that parallels could certainly be drawn between Trump and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Trump and Netanyahu are often compared,” he said. “Both are very outspoken, strong-willed leaders, something that many Israelis admire and, by the same token, many Israelis despise. Both of them tend to bring intense reactions from their supporters and their enemies.”
A professor of US history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. Gadi Taub told Fox News Digital that the similarities between the two leaders and the criminal investigations they both now face after being ousted from power are even closer.
“I think the weaponization of state agencies in both countries is pretty clear,” Taub said. “I don’t think we can fully understand all of this unless we understand that the alliance between left-wing media and state agencies is at the heart of all of this.”
Except for Zell, Taub and a handful of others, there was largely silence about the raids, which Trump supporters said were unprecedented and undermined public confidence in the US justice system.
Even in other countries, political leaders, pundits and the media have refrained from commenting or criticizing the Biden administration or US officials for the attacks.
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“The Russian media has so far been reluctant to openly attack the Justice Department of the Biden administration or directly support former President Trump,” said Rebecca Koffler, president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting, a former DIA intelligence officer and author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan.” To defeat America.”
“Coverage of the FBI raid on President Trump’s estate has been largely neutral, as Russian media outlets are simply reporting news coming out of Western outlets,” he said.
Koffler noted, “However, the focus of the report is on GOP officials’ criticism of the FBI targeting President Biden’s political opponent and potential future presidential candidate. The most prominent issue is that 100 FBI agents descended on Trump’s home in Florida.”
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In the UK, the picture was similar, with most media picking up the report from the US, although left-wing newspaper The Guardian opined “The development has hit Trump and his family hard. Or timely, depending on how you look.”