The Independent Editorial: The prime minister has endangered the lives of his own citizens through an aggressive programme of territorial expansion. His failure should be celebrated
Pushing 70, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has dominated the political life of his country for much of the past two decades – for good or ill. To put things into a British context, it is as if Tony Blair was still running Britain, give or take a few absences, and with no great electoral mandate. Indeed, so diminished is Mr Netanyahu’s popular support in these legislative elections that it may just be possible his long reign is drawing to a close.
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