By Daniella Peled, December 9, 2008
This has been a bad week for Bibi. The turn to the right in the Likud primaries presents a double, if not triple, whammy to his ambitions in next February’s general elections.
His new list, stuffed with extremists and rabble-rousers who dogged Ariel Sharon’s administration, might have passed muster – just - with the Israeli public in the middle of the intifada.
Right now Netanyahu is still blazing ahead in the polls, but this has given Kadima chair Tzipi Livni a very handy stick to beat him with.