The headaches of forming Israel's new government
Come Sunday, Netanyahu will likely receive a two-week extension to form a government, and he seems ready to give up hopes of including the Haredim. But what if, against all odds, another election is necessary this summer?
When the aides of Ariel Sharon used to spot a political maneuver being cooked up in the camp of the young Benjamin Netanyahu, they would ask the boss, "What do we do about Bibi?" Sharon, whose 85th birthday was this week, would reply, "Whatever we do, make sure he doesn't enjoy it."