Sharon broke, and announced that he would evacuate the Gush Katif settlement bloc in Gaza. From that moment on, his luck turned, his popularity reached new heights and the world embraced him. Except for his countrymen (, for example, Sderot) , who he betrayed by his unilateral non-negotiated withdrawal. Benn is such an idealogue that as long as he can say "I told you so" the damage that follows is worthwhile.
from the article: Netanyahu may be breaking away from the far-right to the center