In his speech to the Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no solutions and no hope for bringing an end to the stabbing spree that has stunned Israelis.
As unrest intensifies, the prime minister is in the unenviable position of facing the wrath of an impatient international community, an anxious constituency, and members of his party and his coalition.
The prime minister is feeling pressure at home in Israel from supporters and detractors.
Erdan and Netanyahu put paid to Hirsch's candidacy at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, but their statements showed little remorse, just a lot of whining meant to cover up the fact there was no one else to blame.
As the prime minister sets his sights on competing with Queen Elizabeth II for political longevity, his government remains passive as Jerusalem burns.
Though he's occupied with Iran, the U.S. Congress and the gas deal, the prime minister is also thinking about the next elections – and a large right-center bloc he would lead to victory.
What was Akunis thinking when backing ban on journalists expressing opinions? It was only after the resounding slap he got from Netanyahu that he came to his senses.
The disparity between the prime minister's words and deeds became apparent once again this week, in his failures with regard to the Iran deal and the natural gas accord.
There was no security breach in what the former defense minister said about how an attack was thwarted; what has suffered is mainly Israel’s image as a well-run, normal country whose leaders are capable of keeping a secret.
The Likud Central Committee bugs Netanyahu no less than the Iran agreement; passing the natural gas deal worries him no less than being at the mercy of Dery on one hand and Lieberman on the other.