A Prime Minister Seeking a Direction

Netanyahu lost control of the political agenda even before the elections. His warnings about the Iranian danger arouse little interest among Israelis, who are focused on the economic situation. Netanyahu has nothing to say and he needs a new message that will reposition him as a leader in the public mind.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been speaking enthusiastically over the past few days about the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel and calling for a "peace tent" to be put up between Jerusalem and Ramallah. What happened to him? Has he been influenced by President Shimon Peres' birthday celebrations? Or perhaps by Economics Minister Naftali Bennett's "shrapnel in the...