Did Netanyahu the magician pull off another trick?

Kahlon is not on board yet, but Netanyahu managed to back Bennett into a corner, away from election threats.

“He’s a magician, he’s a magician,” Likud members have been known to cheer Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at party events.
Netanyahu the magician pulled a rabbit out of his hat, even though, as Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said over the weekend, it looked like there was no hat and no rabbit.

Here we are, after nearly a week in which an early election looked like the inevitable conclusion, and Netanyahu is running a victory lap.

“We have a whole year until the election,” Netanyahu told the Likud faction, saying he is “pleased the efforts bore fruit” in trying to keep the coalition intact. Continue reading

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