Posted on: June 14, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Netanyahu is out and very little will change as a result. Israel’s apartheid policies, inside and outside its internationally recognized borders, will continue. Creeping annexation will continue. Efforts to undermine the JCPOA will continue.

Much of what will be attributed to Netanyahu, such as Israel’s sharp rightward and nationalistic turn, was not his doing, although he did take full advantage of it. But there are some things that Netanyahu will rightly be remembered for, if indeed this is the last we have seen of him as prime minister.

Those include the state of confrontation with Iran, the Abraham Accords, and, most importantly, the partisanization of Israel in Washington. I look at these in my post mortem on Netanyahu the PM, for Responsible Statecraft.