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Haaretz: Lieberman is laying a trap for Netanyahu, by Yossi Verter

Two months before the election and (nearly) two months since the democratic nightmare started embittering our lives, it’s possible to sum up and say that, overall, Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategy is working – only in reverse.

When the campaign got underway, in early July, the prime minister set forth a critical, lifesaving aim at his staff meetings: to lower Avigdor Lieberman, who is out to destroy him, to somewhere below the electoral threshold. All the polls have been showing that no existing party is gaining strength except for one, which will shortly double its representation in the Knesset: Yisrael Beiteinu. With five seats in the outgoing parliament, it is now ensconced at a level of nine or 10 seats, according to the surveys.

Read the full article at Haaretz.