“Netanyahu recognizes that Israeli military activity inside Israel does not lead to a confrontation. All he wants is to cause some suspense about the operation to divert attention from possible corruption charges.”
Avigdor Lieberman’s political bet against Prime Minister Netanyahu was as reckless and foolish as his military bet against Hamas. Both targets were stronger than he expected and in both cases he ended up exposed and weak.
JERUSALEM, PALESTINE -- Sitting with a few friends in the cafeteria of the Knesset, the Israeli house of representatives, one could sense that elections were in the air, or at least a vote of no confidence that would lead to elections. We were waiting for a meeting with Knesset members of the Joint List, and the hustle-bustle around the cafeteria