A Time for Deliverance? Israel's New Coalition Saddles Up

After this week's last-gasp, behind-the-scenes machinations involving ministerial portfolios, it's time to celebrate. Or not

At about 1.30 A.M. on Monday, the mobile phone of the outgoing environmental protection minister rang. Gilad Erdan woke with a start in his home in the upscale Tel Aviv suburb of Savyon. He was wiped out. His Sunday had begun at 5 A.M. and ended with his crashing onto the bed, not long before the irritating phone call. Eran glanced at the screen of the phone: "Unidentified caller." He hung up. The phone...