The current situation politically in Israel is favourable for PM Netanyahu because he has a greater following within Israel and abroad unlike both Tzipi Livni and Ehud Olmert despite their positive developments with President Abbas. Some have stated that as an Israeli statesman he'll be viewed with greater acceptability given his past involvement in "peacemaking" endeavours. Anyways, many would assert this is who we have as a coalition government and therefore they'd have to workout something with both the Palestinians and the Americans in the near future.BTW when former PM Olmert was interviewed by the BBC he spoke very favourably about PM Netanyahu within the Likud party. So we'll see.
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from the article: Netanyahu is making us miss Olmert