Old white men have run Israel far too long
Maybe what Benjamin Netanyahu is betting is that nothing really changes in Israel. Not him, and not the public. Maybe he's betting that Israelis have yet to share one of the central messages sent by the American public to the Republican Party:
It's only natural for children of centenarians to have a certain lack of perspective on their own aging process. Take Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prince among princes in a party ruled for decades by the aging commanders of the pre-state Irgun and Lehi militias, Bibi grew accustomed to basking in the status of the permanent boy wonder.