After the horrors of WW2, when the Jewish people were weak and helpless, it was more than under- standable that many people in Israel were looking for a strong man, who made sure that this would never happen again. Therefore I have a certain comprehension for Israelis supporting tough policies after 1948 when Israel was really struggling for her survival. However, today things look very different. Israel is a (military and economically) very strong nation, which is NOT in real danger of being destroied. Unfortunately Israel is not using this strength to become (positively) initiative, no she has for many years now sunk in a state of total passivity and indifference. I am not suggesting that Israelis should vote for an Uri Avneri (although I have a lot of respect for him), no, they should for a moderate, open-minded leader who is willing to enter new (diplomatic) territory. Only such a step could bring hope for future Israeli generations.
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