Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory in Monday's Israeli election, the third since April, following two inconclusive results. Although Mr. Netanyahu may be frustrated in his attempt to form a government, his Likud Party won 35 seats, a strong showing. During the campaign, Likud candidates stressed their support for President Trump's "Peace to Prosperity" plan, unveiled in January. The plan won't bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but it may expose deeper processes of change under way in the Middle East. It could even advance those changes—and Israel stands to benefit.
... If Mr. Netanyahu can assemble a coalition at home, he'll be first in line to reap the diplomatic fruits abroad.
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Jonathan Spyer is director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis and is a research fellow at the Middle East Forum and at the Jerusalem Institute for Security and Strategy.