Wow, this must be a record. For the second time in less than a week there is an article in Haaretz that I can agree with. Bradley Burston has listed ten reasons why he thinks that the disengagement from Gush Katif has "saved" the settler movement.
He makes a number of very good points about how Israeli public opinion has changed due to the aftermath of last summer. As a matter of fact, I agree with his whole list. My only problem is the assumption that he makes that the viewpoints of most Israelis has an impact on governmental decisions. I think one Peace Now macher has more power than ten average Israelis - because of the way the media is tilted toward the left. The politicians pay more attention to how to get elected again than they do to what the people really want, and if it is easier to get media support by spouting the left's agenda, then that is what they do. And the politicians who are straight, and just vote according to their idealogy, are too often perceived by the Israeli public as being "weak".
We need someone who is both clean of corruption, committed to the right wing path, and tough as nails.