"Last week the curtain rose on an insane spectacle in the Knesset. Netanyahu was the star but for the first time, looking over his shoulder he could see the supporting actors who are threatening to take the leading role away from him, perhaps even to steal the show. He groomed them. He raised, watered, fertilized and nurtured them. They learned an important lesson in Game Theory from him, and then mounted the stage. Now the Baby Bibis are charging ahead.
Likud MKs Zeev Elkin, Yariv Levin, Ofir Akunis, Danny Danon, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Miri Regev and Tzipi Hotovely see primaries just over the horizon. Perhaps even a seat at the table of the next cabinet. And if not the cabinet table, then at least the speakership of the Knesset. And if not the speakership, then the even-more-important chairmanship of a Knesset committee. The sky's the limit. And Likud is the sky."
Niva Lanir in einem Haaretz-Kommentar (8. Januar)