It is indeed true that Bibi is a creature of external pressure, and responds to it more than he responds to "principles" that he claims to have. In this case, pressure from the Western World convinced Bibi to put the anti-democratic legislation on hold. The bad news is that the most effective pressure on Bibi is the kind that threatens his coalition and political survival. This pressure can be exerted by his coalition partners and even Likud members. If Lieberman insists on the legislation with the words "or else", he will win. So let us celebrate for now, but the good times may not last.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)