Bad News

The latest poll shows the right making big gains in Israel ahead of next month’s election. And not just Likud, which this poll shows now again clearly in the lead, but Avigdor Lieberman’s rancid, far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, which this poll shows winning an unprecedented 16 Knesset seats. Very dark.

I hear Obama’s going to appoint George Mitchell as his Middle East (i.e., Israel-Palestine) special envoy today. Sooner the better.