The hawkish prime minister, who presented his new government Tuesday, shows a distinct change in style and tactics – though not substance – since his 1996-99 term.
A Muslim woman's request to wear a hijab with her police uniform has sparked national controversy.
On Syria, Iran, and a Palestinian state, Israel's new leadership disagrees with the Obama administration.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud party hawk, leads in polls ahead of Tuesday's parliamentary election.
Israel's settlement growth means we have to find a different plan.
Concerns about Islamist threat have influenced traditionally pro-Arab Europe's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
MI5 head Jonathan Evans said Wednesday prosecutions have reduced risk. But Europe's siding with Israel on Gaza may incite European Muslims to hostility.