Poll: Breakdown of Talks Only Strengthened Right-wing Flank

Support for Netanyahu and the right-wing parties is the rise, according to this week's Haaretz-Dialog poll. But the real winner of the popularity contest is IDF chief Benny Gantz

If there’s one thing Benjamin Netanyahu knows, it’s that Israelis don’t like to come off looking like patsies. It wasn’t to be suckers that we've survived 2,000 years of exile and heaven knows how many TV cooking programs. Whatever the price, whatever blows we take – the important thing is for us to show them, our enemies and our friends alike, that we weren’t born yesterday.