How Israel lost its latest chance for a peace process – Bernard Avishai – The New Yorker 25.05.16
The real question is whether, by making common cause with the settler right against the IDF, Netanyahu is taking on forces that may finally be too big for him to manipulate. The settlers already control education, justice, and rural development, while Netanyahu personally controls economic affairs, foreign affairs, and communications. Liberman will bring the defence ministry into this orbit, and will likely try to advance the careers of officers sensitive to the settler agenda.
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And see: Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel-Palestine – Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times 25.05.16
Netanyahu is forever dog paddling in the middle of the Rubicon, never crossing it, always teasing you (‘I’m coming your way — I’m going to make a decision’), only to remain right where he is, balancing between all his rivals, so that he alone survives. Meanwhile, Israel sinks ever deeper into a de facto binational state controlled by Jewish extremists.