Benjamin Netanyahu crossed the Rubicon yesterday. In
order to serve the country, he abandoned his father's ideological home.
The decision to leave his home came at great emotional cost. The prime
minister agonized for 10 days over the text that would redefine him.
But in the end, Netanyahu did the right thing. He neither stuttered nor
blinked. Instead, he placed the spotlight squarely on one irreplaceable
phrase: a demilitarized Palestinian state next to a Jewish State of
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and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror