Has Likud Gone Too Far Right for Netanyahu?

The new Likud – more rightist than ever – will allow the PM little flexibility. He is probably the most liberal and moderate figure to remain on the list.

As of Monday night the Likud is a National Liberal Party by name only. With Moshe Feiglin in and Benny Begin, Dan Meridor and Michael (Mickey) Eitan out, it is hard, if not impossible, to find any Likudniks who still uphold those national liberal values, not to say understand what they stand for. The new leaders of the Likud are Danny Danon, Zeev Elkin, Yuli Edelstein and Tzipi Hotovely – politicians who are...