Gaza Operation Churns On, but End of PM's Coalition Closing in Fast

No one in Netanyahu’s close circle believes this government will last more than another year, 18 months tops. And the premier himself sees no cause for optimism down the line.

As of this writing (Thursday morning), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not exercised his right to commandeer a few minutes of television broadcast time, in order to deliver some resounding Churchillian oratory that would explain his decision to launch Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza. Nor has he gone to the Knesset in order to explain his motives to the public’s elected representatives. He...