How the Likud Primaries Could Backfire on Netanyahu

The prime minister has been bending over backward trying to balance between his desire to appeal to the political center and the growing rightward inclination of his party members.

The swift ending of the Gaza operation has put paid to all talk of postponing the primaries or the elections and now, with the ceasefire down south holding, campaigning is going full steam ahead. The next ten days until the December 6 deadline for all parties to hand in their lists of candidates will be a frenzied period of voting, committee meetings in smoke-filled rooms, horse trading and desperation...