- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election Tuesday
- Guy Ziv: Netanyahu has repeatedly injected himself into U.S. politics
Guy Ziv is an assistant professor at American University's School of International Service and director of the Israel National Security Project (INSP), an online repository of statements by Israeli security experts who favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His book, "Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel," has recently been published by SUNY Press. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to victory in Tuesday's elections, defying pre-election polls showing his Likud party trailing his main rival, the center-left Zionist Union. Ever the master politician and brilliant tactician, he used the politics of fear to galvanize his right-wing base, which ultimately secured him a fourth term. Israel, however, may not fare as well as its leader did at the polls.