Israel has no enemies except ones it invents. Dominant parties stress "security threats." Fear mongering is policy. Doing so distracts.
At issue is focusing away from lost social benefits, militarism, the rage to privatize, neglected infrastructure needs, eroding labor rights, corruption, and growing despair approaching epidemic levels.
On January 19, the Economist headlined "Which way for Binyamin Netanyahu?"
It's an "open question whether (he) thinks he can get away with continually cocking a snook at" Western governments, "in particular America's, that have become increasingly frustrated by" peace process failures.
Can Netanyahu shift course, or is "his chief mission".stop(ping) Iran from getting a nuclear weapon?"
Don't bet on it, said the Economist. Peace prospects with Palestinians "look remote. Israel's coming election may make it even more so."
The London Guardian agrees. On January 15, it headlined "Peace process dead if Netanyahu wins Israeli election, academics warn."
It doesn't matter whether he chooses ultra-nationalists or centrists as partners. Peace process hypocrisy is official policy. Palestinians never had a legitimate partner.