Most commentators have focused on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s personal qualities to explain what looked to many to be an unlikely election victory.
- Shlomo Avineri
- Project Syndicate
But there are important structural reasons for Likud’s durability in power, and a strong economy is just the start.
JERUSALEM – Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest electoral success, winning a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister, is by any measure a remarkable achievement for him and his right-wing Likud party.
Serious corruption charges did not seem to diminish his popularity among his base, and…