The Corner

Whatever Bibi Does These Days…

…he makes it look as though he’s doing it solely and nakedly for political reasons and for advantage. Netanyahu’s resignation has come too late to affect anything, which means he basically held on to power as Finance Minister for as long as he could and then decided to jump ship so he could be perceived to have clean hands if right-wing voters decide to turn on Ariel Sharon. He’s not just an opportunist, or a craven opportunist. He’s so patently and obviously an opportunist that it becomes impossible to respect him. For those who follow the ins and outs of Israeli politics, he’s become — words I never thought I could write — the Shimon Peres of the Right.

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