What's wrong with election considerations?
You can criticize Operation Pillar of Defense, but to say the main reason was election considerations is a cynical approach that misses the essence of democracy and the complexity of the conflict.
Shortly before the news that the head of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed Jabari, had been assassinated, I went to Sheba Medical Center to visit a young company commander who lost his left hand to an explosive in Gaza a month ago. I'd like to tell you how much courage, wisdom and zest for life this officer has, but Ziv Shilon is my cousin and I'm simply waiting for the doctors to rehabilitate his hand.
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