Council on Foreign Relations

Bibi’s ‘Scare Tactics Worked’

Council on Foreign Relations experts read the post-election tealeaves.

03/18/2015
Staff Writer

In what is being called a “decisive victory,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party appear to have won re-election with 30 seats in the 120-member 20th Knesset, with opposition leader Isaac Herzog of the Zionist Union winning just 24.

A Third Lebanon War?

There has been a steady and disturbing barrage of reports lately prediciting another war, sooner rather than later, between Israel and Hezbollah, the militant Islamic group that controls most of southern Lebanon and is firmly entrenched in the Lebanese parliament.

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