Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is a menacing edifice with a crack in its foundation. On social issues, Netanyahu has made commitments that offend some Likud voters. The result could be an early fall of the government or a realignment in the next election. Parties of the far right control the police and administration of the West Bank. David Rothkopf: Netanyahu’s coalition partners are social reactionaries, infuriated by acceptance of gays, feminism, pluralistic education.
He says they want to amend and gut Israel’s wide anti-discrimination law. Middle-Israel voters don’t want Avi Maoz imposing his unpleasant views on their children, he says.