After feeling triumphant at the UN, Netanyahu could not manage this week to muster a majority of ministers to approve the Trajtenberg recommendations.
Netanyahu should have postponed the vote in order to give him time to talk to the coalition partners and win them over.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's dream is coming true: Kadima has been battered in the polls. But Likud isn't the party that's gaining those extra seats.
Polll also finds Labor's Yachimovich rapidly picking up popularity, and that Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu would get same number of seats as Kadima if poll held now.
Kadima is bleeding Knesset seats not only to Labor, but also to Meretz, which was in no way hurt by Yachimovich's election.
Netanyahu will be returning to Israel with stronger standing on the right; Abbas will return to a hero's welcome in Ramallah, but other than that, nothing good is threatening us.
Peres is not angry that Netanyahu took his place at the UN, Netanyahu believes Lieberman won't dismantle the coalition over the Palestinian issue, Lieberman doesn't see Kadima as a threat; at least that's what they all say.
Yachimovich's real test began yesterday, on entering the party chairman's office. Like some of her predecessors she might discover that the fun part of her extraordinary journey to the party's leadership was getting elected.
The Labor Party will have a new head, but its body will remain sick; all the symptoms that led it toward the abyss, that nearly vaporized it, are still there.
With elections possibly in the offing, Netanyahu is looking toward the only power base he has: the right. From his point of view, it is too late to switch teams.