Given the mix of personalities and ambitions, there was never much chance that Netanyahu’s government would last very long. What’s surprising is how long it did.
Alon Ben Meir is a professor and Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. He specializes in international negotiations and conflict resolution and has been directly involved in various negotiations between Israel, its neighboring countries and Turkey.
The former Israeli prime minister’s sentencing won’t make crooked politicians more truthful—just more careful.