Kadima is corrupt and wil be reegated to the history books within 10 years. Labor doesn't know if its going left or right and the party has been tearing itself apart and is expected to loose even more seats to picked up by Likud & Yisrael Baitanu if elections were held now. Likud is in power so of course they have to make unpopular decissions. The religious block have been making the same demand of every single government on both the left and rigt for decades because they have been part of every single government along with other single issue parties. Israel's problem is not the religious block or the corruption its the system itself which is based on coalition government and so the Knesset is full of single issue parties who join for the sole purpose of joining coalitions to gain political influence to promote their own causes. There are 11 parties with Knesset seats & at least twice that number stood for election. Of those 12 parties 7 are in the coalition. There are also 120 Knesset seats up for grabs and only 68 MKS belong to parties who want to run the country as a whole the rest are single issue parties. Until we replace the system where there is only 3-4 major parties where whose candidates are elected directly through constituencies rather than party hierarchy and the party with the most seats runs the country alone then the system will never work properly and it will only produce stale politicis. Whatever you think of him Liberman has been a breath of fresh air to Israeli politics because he has been willing to push for policies that for decades politicially correct governments have been afraid to propose.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Are the ultra-Orthodox Netanyahu's political Achilles heel?