After four such years, the Labor Party may cease to be an effective force in Israeli politics. Some might think that this is a good thing. With this degenerating force out of the way, a new generation of political activists may have a chance to eventually create a real opposition party.
PERHAPS THE decision on this will not be shaped in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, but in Las Vegas.
I have a lurking suspicion that in reality Netanyahu takes his orders from Sheldon Adelson.
Adelson owns Netanyahu as much as he owns his casino in Macau or the US Republican party. If he wants to install a Republican president, in order to add the White House to his portfolio of assets, he needs to widen the chasm between the Obama administration and the Israeli government. This might cause US Jews to flock en masse to the Republican banner.
If this suspicion is true, Netanyahu will not really woo the Labor Party, but only use it as a trick to beat down the price his prospective far-right partners are demanding.
TWO JEWS are on a cruise.
In the middle of the night, one of them wakes the other: "Quick! Get up! The ship is sinking!"
The other only yawns. "What do you care? Is it your ship?
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