Israelis Beware: Coalition Deals May Turn Election Promises Into Horsemeat

If the trio of Lapid, Yacimovich and Bennett sell out their party platform for ministerial payoffs, in the Machiavellian way Tzipi Livni has done, it will be a shattering rebuff to the cross-party idealism that flowered during the election campaign.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alarmed at the lack of movement in the coalition talks, shamelessly enlisted Hatnuah and its chairwomen, Tzipi...