In Fighting Trim: Netanyaho

In an exclusive interview, Netanyahu describes his fall-- and his plan to return

--Do you regard the sudden call for elections as a failure?

Well, it's a failure of the coalition. It was just a question of time before it fell because of a challenge from the right flank. I could have kept the government had I submitted to the terms posed to me from my right wing, which said that if I would tear up Oslo and the Wye accord they would stay. I refused, and equally I refused subsequent conditions from the left that said I [should] go ahead and implement Oslo regardless of Palestinian violations and no matter what violence the...

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