Making Sense Of Israel’s Political Upheaval

Netanyahu’s lingering police investigations have left the prime minister with no reliable coalition allies and made it difficult for him to resolve key issues before next year’s general elections as he puts the stability of his government ahead of problem solving. Yet it is difficult to see how this will harm his immediate reelection prospects. Ultimately, the Israeli voter’s priority centers on security and the economy – fields where Netanyahu has a marked edge over current challengers – with regional and international developments, another Netanyahu forte, strongly influencing poll results.

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Gregg Roman is an investigative journalist and Director of the Middle East Forum.

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