It is hard to blame ALL Israelis for the stupidity of their government, just as it was hard to blame ALL Americans for Bush. On the other hand, it seems that most people in Israel have become pretty stupid, since you have elected a government that appears to think that it is okay to let Shas fools jeopardize the relationship with the country's most important backer, and though away another opportunity for peace, simply to get 1,600 housing units within easy walking distance of the Western Wall for it cronies. I am pretty sure that you are even stupid enough to keep voting the same way, even if the US cut off all financial assistance. Maybe when the US cuts off military sales of new equipment and replacement parts someone will notice, but with Shas and the rest of the fools relying on the protection of the Almighty (but somehow not on the Lord of the Universe's ability to make apartment close to Yeshiva suddenly appear out of nothing)we will probably just see nothing change.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction