Netanyahu's final days: Last weekend at Balfour or last-minute surprise?
What there has been, however, is interesting references in private conversations to Ariel Sharon’s last-minute success in blocking Shimon Peres from forming a government in 1990. Sharon helped Agudat Yisrael MK Eliezer Mizrachi go into hiding, protected by bodyguards hired by Sharon, leaving Peres to face the wrath of his wife, Sonia, who made a rare appearance in the Knesset plenum’s visitors gallery for naught.
They said with knowledge, that Monday night’s leak of the coalition guidelines to Channel 12’s political analyst Amit Segal was proof that there is somebody within the new coalition who is working to sabotage it. The coalition deal’s clauses that would have prevented a Netanyahu comeback were changed after the backlash from the leak that night and that was already an achievement for Netanyahu.