The history of Israeli politics is one of questionable “friends” and money like the current prime minister Olmert.
The names Peres, Rabin, Barak and Netanyahu, Sharon etc. have all had funny money questions in and around them with some charges sticking more than others.
Bibi also has some Clintonesque questions about his “personal life” in the past.
In Israel’s current atmosphere, a sort of Ross Perot named Lieberman has emerged with his Israel Beitenu party as the “third party”. Lieberman is being blasted as a trigger happy hawk to level him with the rest of the field in politics.
In the end Israel is a vision economically of what Barack Obama wants for us. More socialistic and dependent on bailout from the United States.
The big parties n Israel all talk tough and in the end cut backroom deals with enemies like the imfamous Oslo Agreement under American pressure.
Avigdor Lieberman has been talking of having “independent authority” if he is named foreign minister in a new government because he knows the tricks of politics and government in Israel.
Has Obama cut a deal with America’s Jewish leaders who supported him to allow Iran to be dealt by Israel with in exchange for givebacks to the Palestinians afterwards?