Middle East Economic Survey


No 8


Political Comment (23 February 2009)

The leader of the right-wing party Yisrael Beiteinu, Avigdor Lieberman, is conditionally backing Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israels new government. Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is hoping for better relations with the new US administration.

Lieberman Backs Netanyahu

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahus chances of becoming Israels next prime minister in the wake of the 10 February parliamentary...