by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
| Oct. 22, 2010
Support for traditional left-of-center parties is slipping dramatically, according to a recent poll. And the mostly right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reflects a fundamental shift in Israeli politics.
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This is an important update on public opinion trends in Israel, but only cites the Israeli complaints regarding lack of peace progress...For instance, the statement that "the failure of the left's long push for peace with the Palestinians has gutted (the left's) support," is followed only with citations of suicide bombings and "militant's'" response to "Israeli withdrawal from Gaza." No mention is made of Israeli terror attacks or the fact that Israel withdrew only its settlers from Gaza...it continues to control all aspects of life in Gaza. These are the major reasons for the lack of peace...