Israel's New Call To Arms

DAVID RUBINGER for TIME

GAME PLAN: Emulating the U.S., Netanyahu would like "regime change" for the Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu bounced into the dirt lot outside another polling station in his armored Chevrolet Suburban. Israel's former Prime Minister climbed confidently out into a crowd of voters gathered in this blue-collar town hard by Tel Aviv's airport. A few began singing a Hasidic song: "Messiah, Messiah." In a stronghold of the Likud Party that Netanyahu used to head, that seemed no exaggeration. It is the hard-line nationalism of the Likud and its likely right-wing coalition partners that these people want, and Foreign Minister Netanyahu is the man they think best suited to sell the tough policies of that government to...

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