Barak had only one month left in office because the second intifada forced him to launch premature elections. He had no choice, he lost his parliamentary majority. Without this foolish intifada, he would've had enough time to reach an agreement with the Palestinian authority. By fostering terrorism, Arafat destroyed the Israeli left.
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from the article: After the peace talks fail