Israeli diplomats assuaged the concerns of the Americans and others, but Bibi is thinking more about internal party politics.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
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