Israel Is Not America, Far From It

Misguided overseas reactions to the Likud primary are a preview of likely responses to the January election.

This week's Likud primaries were an intriguing subplot to the wider narrative of the elections. The results were clear-cut and easily summarized - the moderate Likudniks were pushed off the Knesset list and the right-wing extremists got in. But while the bare facts are clear, the wider implications are far from that.