How Israel Almost Went to the Polls Over Deal With Palestinians

If Netanyahu thought his coalition's right wing would let him exercise tactical flexibility to gain another year of peace talks, he was proved wrong again this week.

On Tuesday afternoon, when it looked as if a deal that seemed to have been cooked up in the mind of the inventor of Rubik’s Cube – involving Jonathan Pollard, Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and a partial-freeze on settlement construction – was ready to be served up to a waiting world, worried right-wingers descended on the Prime Minister’s Bureau. They occupied an office close to the one in which...