Almost exactly three years ago, I woke up in my Jerusalem apartment to the news that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party surprised the country and all of its polling experts by dominating the ballots, securing a fairly straight path to creating what many believe to be Israel’s most right-wing coalition in its history. My concerns that morning in 2015, for both Israel and its bipartisan relationship with the United States, were vividly corroborated this week at a sideline event at AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference led by the most controversial members of that faction.

This article was originally published in The Forward