The Bush regime has colluded with Sharon and Olmert to foment and fortify Israeli unilateralism. With Bush's blessing, the idiotic and immoral disengagement plan will be pursued, much to the detriment of the peace process in the region. Abba's recent call for a referendum could have brought great international pressure to bear on Israel to negotiate. But with the White House's blessing, Olmert will have no need to do anything but pursue "convergence," militarism and economic torture. As usual, Gideon Levy has this figured out.
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