Netanyahu's call to emulate U.S. political appointments is just a sign of ignorance.
The Israeli prime minister’s gamble – relying on the Republicans and expecting a change at the White House – looks at this stage like a major success.
Does the domestic political situation enable him to follow the model of visionary grand-statecraft? With effort and some risk – yes. Will he actually choose to follow it?
We may assume the chairman will be cautious in showing a clear anti-Israel stance. If he is not, he may be credibly condemned thanks to Israel’s cooperation.
A holistic approach must supplant personal diplomacy and stale attitudes.
Israel has an option supported by many, namely dithering. But however convenient in the short term, this is sure to be counterproductive in the longer run.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book "Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder," is about to be released in Hebrew. Israeli leaders should use the theory in peace-making efforts and to realize reforms.
Israel cannot live as a state of denial any longer. It must relinquish dreams for a 'Greater Israel' and actively seek peace in the region, but will need a new framework for such revolutionary deeds.
Israel is doing a good job on the nuclear Iran and deterrence fronts, but it's not doing enough to achieve regional peace.
Israel needs politicians who are willing to ignore short-term, partisan policies and to introduce the changes the state needs to secure its future.