Getting back to the initial issue - Beilin's leadership of Meretz. Meretz buried itself the day Beilin won over Ran Cohen. Cohen was everthing that the elitist Meretz needed:a true and caring socialist, Sfardic and a Paratrooper Colonel in reserves to boot ( in that order!). What ever the reason- mass recruitment of Druze voters or sheer stupidity of the North tel-Aviv voters the die has been cast.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: The death wish of the left