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There is nothing new about opportunism, but this time it has become a value in and of itself. We won’t get mad at Lapid, Livni or Yacimovich if they join Netanyahu’s coalition; we expect it. We’ll ridicule them if they sell out too cheaply, not for giving up their principles in the first place.

Elections, like revolutions, are like a thread of dreams wrapped around the question: “What would happen if ...” The hoping for change, for renewal, for a...