When Benjamin Netanyahu took over the reins of government in Israel six long months ago, he was fond of using a traffic metaphor to allay the world’s concerns about his very right-wing and very religious coalition. “It’s me who has both hands on the wheel.” What followed, however, was a ghost ride towards the illiberal abyss, with which he split his own country into two camps and exceeded all the fears of Israel’s friends in the world. Now, however, there are signs that the prime minister seems called for a change. So is he coming to his senses after all? Or is he just changing tactics?