Netanyahu Is Shaping Israel in His Own Dark Image

Even though many Israelis are willing to explore new options, their wary prime minister is deepening the country’s isolation.

Terabytes of commentary have been written on the chain of events over the past week. Fatah and Hamas held reconciliation talks and plan to form a unity government. In turn, the Netanyahu government called off the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, claiming that PA President Mahmoud Abbas couldn’t have both peace with Israel and unity with Hamas.