Behind the scenes: Netanyahu's last minute, Wiesel-for-president scramble
It was Finance Minister Yair Lapid who first suggested Elie Wiesel to Netanyahu, three months ago - but the premier saw no urgency until two hours before the deadline.
With his frenetic behavior in the past few weeks, Benjamin Netanyahu totally humiliated two state institutions: the presidency and the premiership. In another two weeks, after the dust settles on the race for the presidency, we will all look back in disbelief that this farce actually took place.
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