Rumors are flying high in the media that Binyamin Netanyahu might ditch Avigdor Lieberman in favor of Tzipi Livni’s Kadima party. As unlikely as it seems right now, it is a scenario most Israelis would rather see.
Choosing Livni over Lieberman presumably means the formation of a rotating government, in which Netanyahu would be Prime Minister for 2 or 3 years, and Livni would replace him as Prime Minister for another year or two.
To me it seems like a high-risk poker game. The two possible scenarios are vastly different, and it is up to one man and one man only to choose among the two. Just like a suspenseful Tribe Council in the reality hit “Survivor”, Netanyahu is the factor that tips the scales, and whichever name he writes on the parchment, this moment is the season’s strategic cliffhanger.