Actually you touched on something I've always been curious about. Is there a politician in Israel that speaks for the "silent majority", a political party? The tax structure, the school system, the environment, things like that, quality of life stuff. It seems like everything you read about is the existential stuff, Hamas, the Shahab misssiles, where to put the fence. Do children learn modern Jewish history, Israeli history? I don't know. The world economy is becoming increasingly globalized, India and China are new factors. I don't really see Ariel Sharon wanting to know what the value of the shekel is first thing in the morning but will Peretz be better, will he be worse? Is he wrapped up in the socialist international, somebody please tell me.
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