Israel's senseless elections
Very quietly, beneath the surface, the 2013 election is a referendum on the final farewell to the democratic Jewish state.
We've had stupid elections here before. In the summer of 1973, the election campaign on the eve of the Yom Kippur War dealt with Israel's sound security and quiet borders. In the summer of 1981, the election on the eve of the big settlement drive in the West Bank and the first Lebanon war dealt with the ethnic, emotional struggle that spilled into violence more than once. In the summer of 1999, the election...
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