A Delicate Israeli Tipping Point
Politically, Israel Appears to be Tilting Toward the Right
John W. Ritenbaugh
Commentary; #907c; 6 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, citing an article in the Charlotte Observer, suggests that the current political changes in Israel are tenuous and very unstable. After Prime Minister Olmert was driven from power, a tenuous coalition party emerged headed by Tzipi Livni, but highly dependent upon the support of the right-wing Shas Party, closer to Benjamin Netanyahu's hawkish position than the dovish centrist Kadima Party. If the Shas Party defects to Netanyahu, then a military attack on Iran's nuclear facility (similar to the earlier attack on Iraq's nuclear facility) would be imminent.
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