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    • Bouhadana
    • 02.03.06 | 16:17 (IST)

    I do not think that the reason for the loss of potential seats is mostly due to his lack of consistency in the matter of policy towards Hamas, the Israelis are better savvy and wish to take the wait and see attitude. Most likely, the main reason of his loss of popularity, beside his lack of clear agenda, is his dealing with the settlers in the Amona fiasco. I doubt whether the majority of Israelis cared much about the removal of Amona: it is the means and tools that were used against the opponents (youth and elderly woment nowithstanding)and the Border Police, the rest of the confrontationalists, that made an impact on the public. It is the lack of using more moderate ways that has moved the electorate to look for some other leader who might have had entered into more lissening and less hurting. It is like any other event that is of historical proportion, the Amona event-and now in the light of Maarive accounts of the Youth-will be considered as the Waterloo of Olmert. I am afraid that Kadima is looking to minimise Olmert's as a head, and will try to present a different Leadership as a Team, to ressurect its political fortune.

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