In his view, he will always be Dreyfus on steroids – but the costs of fighting the indictments are just too high, and a bargain with the law just too good to pass up
Prime ministers who are told only or mostly what they want to hear get a distorted perception of reality, particularly on foreign policy matters.
Iranian President Rohani is no born-again anti-proliferation wonk who will forgo Iran's nuclear aspirations, but Netanyahu is wrong to dismiss negotiations; an explicit U.S. policy aim - as just an Iranian ploy.
PM Netanyahu is both foolish and plain wrong to criticize President Obama by stating that Israel can only rely on itself to act on Iran in view of the U.S.'s risk-averse Syria policy.
Syria is an immediate security threat to Israel - and this geopolitical reality is what impels Israel's policies, including its aerial strikes, and not any interest in dragging the U.S. into the conflict.
Goals? Achieved. Media coverage? Couldn't be better. Expectations? Reasonable. Deliverables? Maybe down the road, maybe not.
The old platitudes of the U.S. and Israel's 'unshakeable' relationship don't resonate with the America which re-elected Obama. Now Israel has to show why it's a strategic asset for Obama's powerful 2012 coalition of support.