Not since the inception of the state has the majority supported the left in Israeli politics. From the time of Buber and Reiness and the B'rit Shalom to Aloni, Avneri has the majority supported the left. The fact of the matter is that for decades Israel has come to see the military as the solution to every problem, not negotiations or diplomacy. Today, it is the religious/nationalist front that is gaining. The left is more ineffectual than ever before in affecting change in the country. It is held in contempt and its voice of reason is drowned out by the drumbeaters of war and that is reflected in every election.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: The test of the Zionist left