In the last election, more than 50% of the vote went to parties that don't really support an end of the occupation. Nobody can claim that Likud is really trying to end the settlement, it's obvious that Netanyahu's policies at best result in a prolonging of the status quo, if not tacitly support for expanding the west bank presence. And the rest of the world drew its conclusions from the vote: There isn't a majority in Israel really wanting peace with the palestinians! They only want peace at their terms, and this means that the palestinians should simply vanish. Nothing good can come out of this lunatic stance, and nothing will change until Israelis vote for a government that will really work to implement the two state solution, the only reasonable way towards peace.
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from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace