Unfortunately, Yossi Verter missed the real whole story about Likud. The real whole story is that during the last four years of a Likud-led governement, the government instituted more reforms than any other Israeli government of memory. Under Likud stewardship, public education was noticeably improved, fatal road accidentrs have been significantly reduced, many new roads have been built, train lines are expanding, free universal nursery school education, dental car for pre-teens, and school trips were instituted, couples with children received tax ememptions, environmental reforms were brought about, cellular expenses have been greatly reduced, and a first effort at monopoly breaking occurred - in the cellphone industry. Regarding the future, Likud intends to lower housing prices (finally!), to increase the particiipation of the ultra-religious in society, and to further increase economic competition. This comment does a better job at telling that whole story, than Yossi Verter's article.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu's hollow, aborted gimmick reveals Likud-Beiteinu's utter panic