In interview with Israeli TV, Obama hints at possibility that U.S. won't veto French resolution on ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict at UN Security Council.
The strain of operating a government with the slenderest of majorities manifested itself this week with new portfolios, compensation packages and furious mayors.
Meanwhile, some 46 percent of Israelis are satisfied with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's performance.
Once an operative portfolio meant something; today, they are mere side dishes to the main course. And in the end, we all know that only two men wield any real influence on diplomatic and security issues.
If there is one reform the prime minister considers truly important, it’s getting the free press off his back. The only one capable of stopping him is Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.
Bibi ally Gilad Erdan, whom Likudniks voted in as the party’s No. 2, is about to take his seat as a rank-and-file Knesset member.
Who would have dreamed on election night that Netanyahu, with 30 seats in his pocket, heading into his fourth term as prime minister, would so swiftly morph from king into doormat?
Netanyahu may have looked like a big winner on March 18, but he emerges from negotiations with the narrowest of coalitions, and having paid extortionate prices to his new partners in the government.
Netanyahu finally managed to put together his fourth government - by bleeding out most of his party's ministerial assets.
If Netanyahu fails to form a government in time, his political career will be over, and Bennett will be accused by his voters of having thwarted the establishment of a rightist government with his own two hands.