Let Him Feather His Own Nest

Everything Bibi did on his own initiative fell through or wasn't implemented. His final report card is somewhere between 'barely satisfactory' and 'failed.' So now he wants an election before a social protest breaks out, and before the new intifada erupts with a force we've never experienced.

There is almost no precedent in our generation for an Israeli prime minister with everything going for him - a broad coalition, freedom of action - who interrupts his term to run for a third one. Why elections all of a sudden? Who's Benjamin Netanyahu challenging? If he feels he's strong and the best of all possible leaders, why not continue until the end of his term?