Israel’s Tribal Impasse Behind Netanyahu’s Dramatic VictoryDaniel Levy - Financial Times | March 18th 2015

Having won re-election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, overtaking founding father David Ben-Gurion.  A straightforward rightist grouping is his simplest option in forming a coalition. As well as his Likud party, it would include settler- dominated Jewish Home, foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu, the ultraorthodox parties and the soft-right Kulanu .  This offers a narrow majority but one that appears relatively homogenous and stable. Mr Netanyahu could also try to incorporate the centrist...
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