Netanyahu's primary problems, and the perils of democracy
The Likud party primaries later this month hold many pitfalls for Benjamin Netanyahu, most notably populist declarations by hawkish candidates and the absence of mizrahi faces.
Only three of the parties running in these elections are selecting their Knesset lists in party-wide primaries where every member has an equal vote. The first was Habayit Hayehudi (the venerable National Religious Party in its new guise) on Tuesday, and in two weeks Likud and Labor will both hold their primaries. The rest of the parties either hold elections in smaller forums or the lists are decided...
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