December 27, 2012
AND THANKS TO THE CULT OF VICTIMHOOD...:
Netanyahu's self-inflicted multiple defeats (Alon Ben-Meir, 12/27/12, Times of Israel)
In the past two months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suffered four defeats that undoubtedly will have serious repercussions on Israel's global standing, especially if he succeeds in forming the next Israeli government. President Obama's reelection humiliated Netanyahu, who openly supported Mitt Romney; he suffered a second defeat when the Palestinian Authority secured an observer Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly. It was also a slap in the face for Netanyahu when much of the European community overwhelmingly voted in support of the Palestinians' UN bid while the rest abstained, sending an ominous signal to Israel signifying where the EU stands in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His string of defeats continued with the flare-up in Gaza, from which Hamas emerged with a stunning political victory.
...he's never been stronger domestically.Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2012 5:04 PM