The fate of the two-state solution and Israel’s election

Netanyahu has encouraged Israelis to believe that the status quo can be a lasting substitute for a negotiated settlement. But the outside world has been losing patience.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured in Ottawa in 2012, is running for a fourth term as the prime minister of Israel.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Monday, 01/26/2015 6:26 pm EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/27/2015 7:11 pm EST

Benjamin Netanyahu, “Bibi” to both his friends and his ever-growing list of enemies, is running for a fourth term as the prime minister of Israel. He called the election, two years early, because the leaders of two of the parties in his coalition government had become too openly hostile to his policies. So he is rolling the dice again in the hope of being able to form some different coalition.

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