While the Republicans were agonizing over their candidate, the time was a bit fraught. Now that Netanyahu has lost the American elections, Obama does not need to wait for his second term. Netanyahu supported Gingrich and Santorum against Romney. Now Netanyahu has no friend in Washington, but Washington has many friends in Israel, as well as eyes and ears. The die is cast.
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from the article: Netanyahu readies for early Israeli elections, sources say