For Lieberman, Jerusalem's mayoral race has become a high-stakes political test
Avigdor Lieberman is so obsessed with Jerusalem’s mayoral race that he has invented his own candidate, hitched his wagon to the Haredim, and defied his pal the prime minister. Meanwhile, Benjamin Netanyahu is in a great mood.
It’s not the peace process, not the release of Palestinian prisoners, not the legislation referred to as the “governability law,” not the question of drafting Arabs into the Israeli army, and it’s not even Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the irritating, anti-Semitic prime minister of Turkey. No, what is really bothering and preoccupying Avigdor Lieberman these days − in addition to the overriding concern...
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