Not too sure about your 'logic' dear, or your reasons for withdrawal. Most people can't be bothered with the hasstle or expense of maintaining the settlement infrastructure. Your comments about Olmert: the only response one can make is wait & see - do not under estimate him. Abbas as you point out is a bit of a lame duck; hamas winning? Again, we shall see. One thing's for sure, peace can only happen if there is a genuine desire from the grass roots on either side of the divide - can you & the arab world bring yourselves to 'bury the hatchet' right now? Of course the same goes for Israeli's reading this post. I don't want to sound negative, put its a tall order being optimistic on that question right now, & I think you may agree.
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)
from the article: 4.5 on the Richter scale