Israel's Leaders: No Direction, and Not Looking for One

Amir Peretz’s high-profile party swap is just one more indication that Israel’s parties and political culture have lost their way.

Amir Peretz's sudden scuttle from the Labor Party to Tzipi Livni's new Hatnuah party nauseated members of the press and public alike, though it was just one of many recent events that made Israeli politics look wretched and cynical.