Operation Protective Edge failed to shield Netanyahu from his own party
The events of the past week underscored the PM's isolation in his political camp. Yet he resisted calls to launch a ground invasion in Gaza, sometimes receiving support from unexpected quarters.
As soon as the operation ends, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have to rehabilitate and fortify himself politically, while clearing away the rubble of his devastated party and trying to heal the rifts. Operation Protective Edge exposed the ruling party for what it is: shifting sands. Twenty-something individual factions, and only a tiny minority, as negligible as it is marginal,...
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