DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2012, 12:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Binyamin Netanyahu, freed from the shackles of an election campaign, is more empowered by his new expanded coalition tackling Iran’s nuclear threat by military measures. The Obama administration must think up new devices for holding him down.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2012, 4:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The unity government which Binyamin Netanyahu formed Tuesday May 8, is not just the broadest coalition ever to govern Israel, but also the first with three former chiefs of staff who are fully capable of directing an attack on Iran. It was this feature which caught Washington’s attention as the first reports of Netanyahu’s stunning U-turn away from an early election filtered through. All the same, US sources expect the new government to give Obama a few months’ space before a decision on Iran.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 8, 2012, 1:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader explained why they agreed to form a national unity government at a joint news conference in Jerusalem Tuesday, May 8. Netanyahu said the new lineup would provide a solid basis for addressing key issues: Legislation to replace the Tal Law with a more equitable distribution of national burdens; approval of a responsible state budget; reform of the electoral system and government structure for greater political stability; promotion of a responsible peace process.