By Anshel Pfeffer, November 26, 2009
One of the favourite labels Binyamin Netanyahu’s political rivals have tried to stick on him is that he is a “panickist”.
In the past, his hasty ill-advised style of decision-making has given them ample ammunition. But the timing of his announcement on a settlement freeze this week can hardly be faulted. He held on to his trump card despite intense international prodding, finally using it at the most opportune moment.