Netanyahu Rivals Must Make Up for Lost Time

Israel's center-left bloc has seven weeks to come up with a new vision, new work plans and a new political alignment.

The main complaint against the outgoing prime minister is that he wasted time. One can't argue with the fact that in an era of unprecedented instability in the region, Benjamin Netanyahu's government assured Israel relative calm. During Likud's recent years in power, there was a lot less blood spilling than during Kadima's and Labor's years (touch wood).