In 1996 Israeli people first elected their prime minister. Netanyahu has hired the US Republican political campaign operator Arthur Finkelstein to direct his campaign, and despite the American style and strong criticism from within Israel, it still proves. is effective. Dachshund If you don’t have one you’ll never understand shirt. (This method was later replicated by Ehud Barak in the 1999 campaign and defeated Netanyahu.) Netanyahu won, surprising many when defeating the popular candidate before the Shimon election. Peres. The main cause of Peres’ failure was a wave of suicide bombings right before the election; March 3 and 4, 1996, Palestinians conducted two suicide bombings, killed 32 Israelis, and Peres did not seem to be able to stop the attacks.