In Visit With IDF Troops, Was Netanyahu Exercising Control or Exorcising His Demons?

The Prime Minister generally adopts a cautious approach when it comes to inflaming Israel's neighbors, so what made him visit IDF maneuvers in the Golan Heights this week?

There was something constrained, even artificial, about the prime minister’s visit to Golani infantry brigade maneuvers this Wednesday. It’s no secret that the real reason for a state visit to the Golan Heights is the photo op. Nor is there any shame in this. All of Benjamin Netanyahu’s predecessors in office did exactly the same. The deck of a missile boat, infantrymen on the hilltops, the cockpit of an F-16...