The new Israeli government that US President Barack Obama will meet this week on March 20 is the result of deep political changes brought about by the recent Israeli elections. The facts that no governmental changeover took place and that Benjamin Netanyahu is still prime minister are deceiving; nothing in the Israeli political map remains as it was. New powers have risen, shifting the center of gravity within the government. Below are five characteristics of the new map of Israeli politics, five things that the American president should know about before his arrival.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a weak, outmaneuvered prime minister.