This ambivalent attitude toward the prime minister is just one example of the ideological shell-shock that has afflicted the peace camp.
Obviously you cannot turn back history and confine bereaved parents to cemeteries and state ceremonies; it is obvious 10 times over that you cannot let them run the country.
Gaydamak's dangerous conduct in the field of sports is an accurate reflection of his conduct in the public sphere. The crude contempt for the supreme institution of Israeli soccer is merely an allegory for the populist offensive he is waging against the symbols of Israeli democracy.
Here's an idea for an alternative bumper sticker: 'You lose, you fix it' - showing off the faces of Olmert and the Maccabi Haifa coach.
It is hard not to admire the political maneuvering of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The need to allow for laxer criteria for releasing terrorists is necessary not only for Shalit's release, but as a means to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
But Olmert has no regret. Indeed, he is so pleased with the successful comparison he made between a person and a cow that he reiterates it proudly to reporters, as though it were the witticism of the year.
What secured Ninet Tayeb's admission to the top of the million-plus club? Her fame. What did she do for it? Not much.
There is nothing poetic and sophisticated about the men whom the Channel 10 cameras exposed this week, only the abysmal wretchedness of a person caught in the iniquity of his attempt to commit an unforgivable sexual crime.