Hitler was "democratically elected". Hamas was "democratically elected" ...but I don't remember Olmert as being democratically elected via a nationwide vote. Nor for that matter can we say with any surety that Bush was elected in USA. First election decided by state of which his brother was governor. Second election by state whose Secretary of State (controller of elections) was subsequently convicted of fraud. BTW, Bush is trying as best he can to rule not govern in USA. As for Israel having "no partner", in so far as I can tell, Israel doesn't want a partner. If Pals were to agree to conditions of quartet, Israel would find something else to cavil over. Israel wants all of the land including West Bank to themselves; so far can't get it because those stubborn stupid Pals won't leave of their own accord.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
from the article: A dangerous masked ball