A party in denial
It would be more fitting to compare Israel to Turkey, where a nationalist-religious party has turned the country into a single-party nation.
It took some effort to get worked up about the jubilant fanfare with which the Likud Central Committee welcomed the product of Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman's fusion. One might mistakenly suppose that two noble metals had just blended in the blistering crucible of the right wing. But all that happened is that the Likud absorbed the redundant, nationalist alloy that is Yisrael Beiteinu; redundant...
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