Ok, lets say that Barak was an imcompetent PM. Who would you say was the competent one? Sharon, who evacuated Gaza unilaterally, created the monstrocity that is the fence, sparked the second intifada, allowed Hamas to be stronger than ever? Netanyahu, who is just a trigger happy nut with an agenda for a big defence budget, what changed under him? Israelis were dying in Lebanon, in the occupied territories in Israel its self and nothing was set to change. Peres who has no backbone and was simply a lame duck PM. Lieberman would certainly trigger the comming of the Mashiach. Who? Whos left? Barak took Israel out of the Lebanese quagmire, he negotiated with the most stubborn leader (Assad 1) and had a plan for the territories. I guarantee, that after at the most a year after he's in power, Israel and Lebanon will be at peace, thats if Hezbillah arent in power by then (thanks to the Olretz team). Then Syria, and finally isolating the Pals.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
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