Prime Minister Netanyahu was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, but many Israelis have a hard time imagining politics without him.
As weary Israeli voters face the prospect of a third election in less than a year, can their beleaguered, shrewd prime minister cling to power?
While Trump’s policies have been popular in Israel, his record is far less “pro-Israel” than it appears on the surface.
In some countries, opposing political groups figure out how to reach agreements, govern, and share power.
Paradoxically, Netanyahu’s replacement by a less contentious and more reasonable prime minister may well ensure that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process remains more about managing a process than securing a peace.
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The Trump administration has made it difficult for a future president to alter U.S. policy toward Palestinians and Israelis.
If anyone thought that Netanyahu would use his speech to the nation following news of the indictments to put country over party and go quietly into the night, they don't know Netanyahu.
The de facto approach of U.S. administrations over the course of four decades has been to acquiesce to, even enable, the Israeli settlement enterprise; to be silent on the issue of legality; and to fail to impose a penalty that could limit or discourage Israel’s settlement policies.
The United States and the current Israeli government are now outliers and isolated.