Netanyahu desperately trying to spin the line that relations between the United States and Israel are normal. When the shadow of Ytzhak Shamir looms ever larger. Israel's coalition is desperately trying to sell the line that everything is OK to an Israeli public who put front line and centre the relationship between Israel and the United States as being the top priority of the Prime Minister. Ironically it was the United States getting rid of Shamir that paved the way for Netanyahu. Labour will leave the coalition within the week, and Livni will (having won the election) become Prime Minister Then there will be a two state solution, or civil war in Israel.
Attempted stabbing of Israeli soldier in Hebron; Palestinian female attacker shot dead (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu leaves U.S. disgraced, isolated and weaker