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Netanyahu's new twin


Don't get your hopes up: Yair Lapid will likely be the fig leaf in the next Knesset

Yair Lapid's intention of joining up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu buries any hope of anything moving on the diplomatic front in the coming years; there's no point in denying it. Lapid, and perhaps Tzipi Livni as well, will be the fig leaf in the next Netanyahu government. Netanyahu, even though he's been weakened, will make concessions to the middle class but not to the Palestinians, and Lapid will have to find creative ways to defend the apartheid regime of Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, abandoning the hope and normalcy that he'd promised his voters i...