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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 21.09.06 | 20:40 (IDT)

    There was a power vacuum after the illness of Sharon. Olmert was his deputy for lack of someone else (or because Sharon thought him no rival). We have the ridiculous parliamentary system of proportional representation which means nobody is ever really in power. About 30% of the people voted for him. There is a dearth of leaders; because the situation is so grave and so draining, nobody has taken it on. Also because the generals were so strong nobody else had a chance. This is a very superficial overview but it gives you an idea of what went on (you probably knew it already.) Shana tova vmetuka to you and yours in Houston, Tony

    from the article: Olmert rejects criticism of his handling of Lebanon war
    First published 00:00 21.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 21.09.06
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