Even among those who despaired about the Likud victory, the American reaction seems too much.
Pollsters and the "Tel Aviv bubble" underestimated Netanyahu's political skills.
With a week to go before polling, Netanyahu's opponent Herzog noses ahead.
Netanyahu's address to Congress is seen as a distracting sideshow.
Paul Begala is expected to focus Yitzhak Herzog's campaign on the economy.
In the run-up to Israel's general election in March, all sides are suffering from a string of damaging accusations.
An interview with a rising star of Israeli politics.
Where does the Islamist killing spree leave Jews living in France?
Will the accusations of corruption alter the election result?
Small parties strike bargains and forge pacts ahead of the election.
"No party will prosper if it champions a peace deal with the Palestinians," writes Marc Schulman.
Israel's prime minister fires key coalition ministers and opts for a snap poll.
Since the riots in Jerusalem, the whole country is braced for violence.
The Temple Mount, Israel's holiest of holy places, has become a fulcrum for acts of terrorism.
Nineteen years after he was assassinated, no Israeli leader has emerged who can bring about permanent peace, says Marc Schulman.
Many Israelis agree with the characterization of Prime Minister Netanyahu, if not the words.
Israelis are questioning the timing of more building permissions in East Jerusalem
Drug smuggling and terrorism are closely interlinked in Israel, where violence has returned.
No sooner has the war with Hamas ended than Israel is threatened from its northern borders.