Noam Sheizaf, a Tel Aviv–based journalist, is manager of +972 Magazine. He covers the Israeli political system and the conflict; his work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Haaretz and other publications. Sheizaf grew up in Israel, served four and a half years in the IDF and later studied political science at Tel Aviv University.
By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.
The upcoming Knesset elections mark the culmination of settler dominance over the country's politics.