Netanyahu Unhinged: Uneasy Coalition Taking Its Toll on PM, Political Observers Say

Colleagues of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can't recall a time when he has been more despondent about Israel's situation in the Middle East. One thing is for sure: He can't count on his coalition partners to lighten the mood.

In the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on Monday morning, the prime minister asked for a cup of coffee. He meant espresso. The waitress served him cappuccino. “I am passing this on to the leader of the opposition,” he said, and pushed the cup to his right, to MK Shelly Yacimovich ‏(Labor‏). “And I am passing it on to the dean of the MKs,” Yacimovich said,...