When Benjamin Netanyahu won the March 17 election by a landslide, he was on cloud nine.
After receiving the vote of every fourth Israeli who cast a ballot, he appeared to be unstoppable. It seemed the next Knesset election could already be canceled, because Netanyahu was so unbeatable. He had returned to being the “King Bibi” Time magazine crowned him in 2012.
In a prediction that looks painful in retrospect, Netanyahu even said at the time that he would form a government within “two or three weeks.”