Early Elections in Israel?
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  • MNP

    ” If he makes concessions, he splits his own coalition; if he refuses, and relations with the US worsen as a result, his opponents can argue that Netanyahu’s hard line endangers Israel’s relationship with its most important ally. ”

    But this last won’t be true. Netanyahoo knows very well that even if Obama wins again, the Congress will still be inclined to give him cover regardless of what the President wants.

  • Kris

    “one [of] the healthiest and most tumultuous democracies in the world.”

    Given the verbal diarrhea of various Israeli ex-officials regarding the Iranian nuclear program, I am more inclined to think of Judges 21:25 : “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

  • Alex Schindler

    Given the total lack of connection between your observation about Israeli sabre-rattling and the verse in question, I am more inclined to think of Irrelevant Quotations 4:45: “Arbitrary bible citations do not a non sequitur unmake.”

  • Kris

    [email protected]: Indeed, if Alex Schindler didn’t understand the connection, it must be that there is none, and you must point this out superciliously. Would it help if I invited you to look up the public utterances of Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin?

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