Netanyahu stands unchallenged in Israel's political landscape
Netanyahu excelled at maintaining the status quo on the political and security fronts, but the domestic front represents his biggest failure.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of early elections appears geared toward ensuring he remains in power. His rivals are weak and insignificant, and have not presented an alternative to his policies. When one listens to Shaul Mofaz, Tzipi Livni or Yair Lapid, Netanyahu stands out as an authoritative, experienced statesman with no viable replacement at this time.
In his televised speech...