January 4, 2013
Israel's Paranoid Slide to the Right
Alan Philps, The National
Barring some wild surprise, the incumbent prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will return to form a new government, a rare example of continuity in Israeli political life. But this election is not between left and right: the right-wing Mr Netanyahu is fighting to avoid being outflanked by upstart parties, even more hardline and uncompromising on the Palestinian issue than he.
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