However, the reason why Kadima lost the election is because of Hezbollah's attack in 2006 and Hamas' takwover of Gaza in 2007. Thus, logically, Israelis strted to fear that an independent West Bank would would become an Islamist bastion as well. Melissa, if you want the Israeli left to come back to power, you should first try to ask Hamas to rescind its charter which calls for a genocide against the Jews and the destruction of Israel. The same way as the recognition of Israel by the PLO, in 1988, enabled the Israeli left to win the election in 1992, a recognition of Israel by Hamas would be a fatal blow for Netanyahu.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Defending Israel with one hand tied behind our back