and from the perspective of PM Netanyahu's fruitless handling of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, why would the majority of Israelis support a leadership the world views as uncooperative in really pursuing a peaceful compromise? Why can't Israel take the stance as a beacon of light in the understandable chaos of Arab Spring throughout the region? This government is not living up to that important Jewish motto and it should have started with the territorial compromise as the founders of Israel perceived the nation would make for legitimacy within the Mideast region. Other leaders understood it.
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from the article: Netanyahu stands unchallenged in Israel's political landscape