Waging War to Win Elections: Timing Is Everything
The ballot box in Israel seems to be run by the security agenda and will probably assure Prime Minister Netanyahu a few more seats in the Knesset. The propaganda machine is working hard in Israel today as opposition to the government is seen as unpatriotic. Defense Minister Barak is also set to benefit from increased popular vote, similar to when he surged in the polls before the 2009 parliamentary election.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is the Executive Chairman of The Scotland Institute and a Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.