Understanding the Enigma of Arthur Finkelstein, Unseen Power Broker

The man who masterminded the merger of Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu for the upcoming election is a respected behind-the-scenes player who is full of contradictions.

BOSTON – Arthur Finkelstein, who masterminded the political merger between Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman ahead of the upcoming Israeli election, likes to keep a low profile – so low, in fact, that it took more than two decades in the political-consulting business for his photo to be published in the press.