Netanyahu, Show the U.S. That Israel Does Know Its Own Best Interests

I urge President Abbas to re-engage with my no-preconditions negotiations formula he signed in 2012. At the same time, Netanyahu must work hard to construct a coalition that does not tie his hands in terms of the Palestinians.

The American politician Tip O’Neill once famously observed “that all politics is local.” Had O’Neill been an Israeli, he might have added: “…but local politics often has international consequences.” The as-yet uncertain results of the Israeli election have considerable implications internationally. They suggest a movement toward the center and away from the extremes.