.....Israel would have NEVER elected as it did had Hamas not bombed Israel for so many years, which looked like an eternity to most Southern Israelis....and of course to the remaining Israelis as well. NEVER! What do you think, only Sderot suffered? The terror of stupid rockets that could fall on anyone's head, at any time, extended to Ashkelon and further to Ashdod, even Beer Sheba....and the next thing, Hamas was bragging about Tel Aviv....The precise sequence of the Israeli election of a"settler's" government, as you call it, is not something like a carefully planned story for a roman a clef. It is the whole situation that entered slowly into the brains of an entire population over many years of terror after 2001! To which you must add the hundreds of Israeli civilians murdered during 2003-5 by suicide terrorists. In retrospect, I can't believe we supported this for so long....A company that I know well, with many thousands of workers, all Leftists, switched to Rightism as I can ascertain from the tens of emails I get from many of them, friends of mine. And I didn't even mention Hezbollah and their thousands of rockets filled with steel balls....And yet, not all became Rightists........Look at Esther....
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Diplomats: Arabs want return to indirect Mideast talks