Joshua, you said it: "Guess what Nick, Israeli govt. *does* represent the people." If what you say is true, and stats show that most Israelis agree with present government policies regarding the Palestinians, then the average Israeli is as much to *blame* for electing the present Israeli government as the average Palestinian is for electing Hamas. It's called Democracy, right?
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