When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently shook hands with the Kadima party and forewent an upcoming general election, he not only created one of the largest governing coalitions in Israeli history but also further insulated himself from the bullying tactics of Barack Obama.
For it’s no longer Obama, British PM David Cameron, and every liberal in America vs. Netanyahu alone. Rather, it’s all those folks vs. Netanyahu’s 94-person coalition.
And the coalition is by no means a defensive measure only. Rather, it has been made clear that the coalition will look at Israel’s approach to Iran together and will “restart the Middle East peace talks in earnest.” And although no mention was made of Netanyahu having changed his views on Palestinian settlements, he did extend the closest thing to an olive branch the Palestinians could get when he said, “I hope that [Palestinian Authority] President Abbas will take advantage of this opportunity."
Thus, in a real sense, the coalition is an absolute coup for Netanyahu. And now, if the Israeli Air Force flattens a portion of Iran as a means of self-defense, Obama, Cameron, and Pelosi will have trouble finding a whipping boy.