He’s bragging about attacks in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, dissing Arab citizens and the press, and promising to annex much of the West Bank. Whatever it takes to hold on.
Neri Zilber is a journalist on Middle East politics, an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and a senior fellow at BICOM, a U.K. think tank. Follow him on Twitter @NeriZilber.
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