Analysis: Hotovely as deputy FM won’t make Israel’s position in the world any easier

By appointing Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely as deputy foreign minister on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have tried to solve some internal Likud problems, but he did not help Israel’s position in the world.

One can only imagine the cables diplomats from the US to New Zealand, Britain to Spain, sent their home offices regarding the new government: “A narrow hard-right government with the Foreign Ministry to be run day-by-day by Hotovely, a proponent of a one-state solution who believes Jews should be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount, and is very close to the settlement community.”

In other words, Hotovely represents the opposite of everything much of the world, including US President Barack Obama, wants to see in Israel.


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