Analysis Netanyahu, Gored by the Horns of His Own Dilemma

The PM's shticks ahead of the vote on releasing Palestinian prisoners highlight his weakness: he's a hostage of his right-wing cabinet ministers.

The pompous-sounding “open letter to the people of Israel” that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly sent Saturday night, in which he vowed to address the contentious release of Palestinian prisoners ahead of resuming peace talks with the Palestinians, was actually a text message sent to reporters minutes before the evening news broadcasts.