Peace With Palestinians Not on Prime Minister Netanyahu's Agenda

The already right-wing Likud made a harder right turn in this election


As the new government convenes this week, the Likud will be missing its leading advocate for peace, the two-state solution and curbing settlement activity. Dan Meridor, the outgoing deputy prime minister and minister of intelligence and atomic energy, was unceremoniously dumped by his party as it took a hard turn to the Right for the recent elections.

Once one of the rising princes of the Likud, Meridor has long been among Israel's most respected political leaders.