May 07, 2015

Netanyahu's Problems With Obama, Iran and Palestinians Will Continue

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: U.S. News and World Report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fragile new government is the most right-leaning in Israeli history, giving the fringe parties outsize power and offering little hope of advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process or an improved relationship with the U.S.

The new government formed just under the deadline Wednesday after Netanyahu cobbled together a coalition of smaller and more-extreme political groups in order to gain a 61-seat majority in parliament. Thanks to the way Israel's parliamentary system works, the set up gives extremist parties outsize power.

Read the full article in U.S. News and World Report.

Authors

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...