Is Mofaz following Begin's example from 1967 – and will he be vindicated with a war with Iran? Let's begin with the positive sides of the Netanyahu-Mofaz deal. The weak joke named Yair Lapid won't last 18 more months, so the danger the Israeli public will once more waste precious votes on a seasonal feel-good party is lessened. Lapid whined about the deal this morning (Hebrew), though one can hardly understand why. Lapid said before that he would join any future government, and denounced former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni for not joining Netanyahu's. So why the bee in his bonnet?…Read More... | 4 Comments
The gambling billionaire, who publishes the pro-Netanyahu "Israel Hayom" tabloid, said he objects to an agreement with any of the current Palestinian leaders Unlike the confrontation between the White House and Jerusalem over the settlements during the administration's first year, I think that the current rift has more to do with tones and personal mistrust than actual policy differences. More than anything, it seems that President Obama's Middle East speech was meant to help Israel avoid isolation at the UN, but Netanyahu overreacted, and later decided to play tough, mainly for political reasons. As I wrote yesterday, it worked out…Read More... | 17 Comments
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