Netanyahu called for term limits – 19 years ago

A Hebrew video clip from nearly two decades ago of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling for term limits spread like wildfire on Wednesday, reminding the public of the earlier views of the fourth-term leader.

The video that went viral shows Netanyahu in his first term in 1997 being asked by interviewer Dan Shilon how long he would like to serve in the post. Shilon gave choices: four years, eight years, 12, or forever.

“I have an answer for you that is inscribed in stone,” Netanyahu told Shilon. “When I was one of initiators and backers of the Direct Election Law, I asked to add a clause that a prime minister cannot serve more than two terms.”


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