The once docile religious sector has been asserting itself over the last years and doesn't like facing the reality of the large Palestinian population. The religious sector will plunge ahead so long as it is not stopped by an agreement with the Palestinians. The unacceptable demands of the Palestinians leaves the door open for the religious to continue their ways. The secular majority is itself conflicted between right and left opening the door to the religious as coalition partners.
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from the article: Decline and fall of Israel’s Messianic politics