Secondo Jeffrey Goldberg il fine della Casa Bianca nella polemica con Israele è forzare Netanyahu a rompere con gli ultra estremisti Lieberman e Yishai e formare un governo più ragionevole ed equilibrato alleandosi con Tzipi Livni e Kadima
I’m not actually suggesting that the White House is directly meddling in internal Israeli politics, but it’s clear to everyone — at the White House, at the State Department, at Goldblog — that no progress will be made on any front if Avigdor Lieberman’s far-right party, Yisrael Beiteinu, and Eli Yishai’s fundamentalist Shas Party, remain in Netanyahu’s surpassingly fragile coalition. So what is the goal? The goal is force a rupture in the governing coalition that will make it necessary for Netanyahu to take on Livni’s centrist Kadima Party (he has already tried to do this, but too much on his terms) and form a broad, 68-seat majority in Knesset that does not have to rely on gangsters, messianists and medievalists for votes. It’s up to Livni, of course, to recognize that it is in Israel’s best interests to join a government with Netanyahu and Barak, and I, for one, hope she puts the interests of Israel ahead of her own ambitions.