Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Monday, October 28, 2002
And it looks like the National Unity government in Israel is coming to an end. Fuad has boxed himself into a corner; I don't see how he backs down from his threat to bolt the government, and I don't see how or why Sharon would back down. Ben Eliezer is doing what is best for his party and his career, and, unwittingly I suspect, for the country. Likud now has a functional majority of support; it should have a stronger hand in the Knesset. After elections, it will. And then Labor will decide whether they would rather be a decidedly junior partner in a national-unity coalition government or whether they would rather lead the opposition to a government beholden to Effie Eitam and Avigdor Lieberman. I suspect the latter, and that would not be good for the country. But we'll see.