We Do Not Rule the World

The good news from Merkel’s visit is that there is no deep crisis between her and Bibi. The bad news, in the eyes of Israeli leaders, is that she and Obama believe the time for decision is here.

When MK David Rotem disparaged the American ambassador, saying, “When were you ever on Israel’s side?” he reminded me of Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, the eccentric MK in the late 1970s who once turned to the Labor benches and asked, “What have you done for the state?” For a man wanted by French police who found refuge through the sympathies of Menachem Begin and immunity...