Analysis It Was Fear That Drove Netanyahu, Lieberman Into Each Other's Arms

As head of the largest faction in the Knesset, Netanyahu has all the power in his hands, so when he handles the coalition negotiations, no one will be able to squeeze things out of him.

The Israeli political world was shocked Thursday. While everyone was carefully watching the center-left bloc waiting to see what steps Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni would take, suddenly they were overtaken from the right side of the political map by the October surprise of the 2013 election.