You write as if the Palestinians, for example, are similar to the Americans, concerned with happiness, a chicken in the oven and a two-car garage. That that is not so. Perhaps, along with the rest of us you expected Hamas to establish an infant state in Gaza in preparation for an expansion into the West Bank, which was the basis for the election platform of Olmert's government. But firstly Hamas refused to recognise the Jewish state, dashing any hopes of negotiation and secondly, they abandoned any pretence to state-building, concentrating everything on aggression towards Israel. Whatever it means to the rest of the world, to Israeli citizens it is a red flag.
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Shlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
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