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.
Breaking the Will of Terrorists in Israeli Jails Will Lead to the Defeat of Their Leaders
The recent prison break of arch-terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi and five others was facilitated by the Israeli penal system’s extraordinary accommodations for prisoners. In a speech to the House of Commons in 1952, Winston Churchill said, “A prisoner of war is