Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud party holds a commanding lead in the polls ahead of next week’s Israeli election, says he wants to form a unity government to deal with “unprecedented challenges”:
That’s election-speak, if anything. The game keeps changing and everyone feels like challenges are “unprecedented”, but a leader with some perspective ought to know that there’s nothing all that new about Israel facing an existential threat.
So far, it looks like Kadima’s reaction amounts to “thanks, but no thanks”. But again, what gets said during a camapign and what happens afterwads aren’t necessarily one and the same.