The political ambitions of Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, have taken a hopefully fatal turn as police rounded up dozens of suspects close to his Yisrael Beitenu party in a major anti-corruption operation.
With less than three months to go before the election, this should put paid to any hopes that Lieberman harboured about succeeding Netanyahu as PM.
One can only hope that this gives the electorate pause to consider the integrity of the ruling clique. They have brought neither peace nor prosperity. Perhaps it's time for the country to consider another direction.