Analysis Netanyahu's Coalition-building Efforts Are Guided by Suspicion and Skepticism

Benjamin Netanyahu is trying, so far without success, to find a coalition recipe that will allow him to mix most of the Knesset ingredients into a stew fit for human consumption.

Six days into the coalition negotiations, none of the lead actors have a clue as to what Israel’s 33rd government will finally look like. And that includes Benjamin Netanyahu. He has a wish ‏(some would say a pipe dream‏): to form a coalition with an enormous wingspan − incorporating Habayit Hayehudi on the right, the ultra-Orthodox parties, and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid and Shaul Mofaz’s Kadima, all the way to...