Israel’s party leaders are busy. They are either building lists of candidates or trying to influence their party’s primaries. They are also busy attacking each other. Indeed, so far, the discourse has been entirely personal. Netanyahu, Herzog, Livni, Lapid, Lieberman, Bennett, Kachlon, Galon and Deri have all made themselves the focus of debate. Other politicians variously flatter or discredit each other, while the media loves the personal and passionate flavor of the discourse.
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