BIBI'S BLACK DAYS

CRISES AND SCANDAL HAVE PLAGUED NETANYAHU, AND NOW PALESTINIAN TERROR HAS RETURNED

Har Homa or Jabal Abu Ghneim? Two weeks ago, the empty hillside on the southern reaches of Jerusalem was just an obscure plot with a Hebrew name and an Arabic one. But as big yellow bulldozers began to claim the hill for Jewish houses, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was converting the landscape into a perilous flash point. Palestinians hurled stones, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas, Arab leaders issued harsh denunciations, and every single friend of Israel's disapproved. Defying them all, knowing he risked far more serious violence, Netanyahu ordered the bulldozers to dig on. Now history will decide whether those...

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