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    Default ... kind of distanced ...



    Before the polls open, Netanyahu is returning to the warm embrace of the Right. He kind of distanced himself from the Right over the past few years, but it is never too late to reconcile and go back home. In contrast to leftist rhetoric, Judea and Samaria is also home.

    Source: We conquered a vacuum - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews


    What does kind of distanced mean?




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    Default Re: ... kind of distanced ...

    He kind of distanced himself from the Right over the past few years, but it is never too late to reconcile and go back home.

    It means that he has moved away from his previous position of supporting the Right. However, "kind of" suggests he has done so only partially and perhaps unconvincingly. The implication is that he could easily move back towards the Right whenever it suited him.

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