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...