Netanyahu, the Man With the Moves

The prime minister is riding to the ballots on a wave of militarism and divisions among the other parties will give him the freedom to play one off against the other. What more could he ask for?

Let's talk numbers. Benjamin Netanyahu successfully led the outgoing government and kept the coalition stable for close to four years, and did so while leading a party of merely 27 MKs, not even the largest political party in the Knesset. His predecessor, Ehud Olmert, steered his government with a sure hand during a period filled with crises from a ruling party of 29 MKs. The conclusion couldn't be clearer:...