What Democrats Should Learn From Netanyahu’s Inability to Form a Coalition, but Probably Won’t

“He turned the cause of Israel into a partisan issue in U.S. politics.” That was just one of many criticisms that editor in chief of The Atlantic Jeffery Goldberg levied against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in September 2016.

Goldberg’s comments came after the death of former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, but they could have been said by anybody on the left who consider themselves to supportive of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Criticisms that…