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The New Israeli Government’s Liabilities Are Also Its Greatest Strengths

Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer

In the transition of power from Benjamin Netanyahu to Naftali Bennett, Israel went from having its most powerful prime minister since the founder, David Ben-Gurion, to its weakest prime minister ever.

Netanyahu was, and still is, the domineering leader of the largest party. As prime minister, he marginalized every other source of authority – the Knesset, the civil service and his own ministers – to concentrate as much power within his own office.

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