Ha'aretz the Israeli newspaper on-line is always refreshingly frank about the country's politics. Here from one of their columnists, Akiva Eldar:"The last elections gave Netanyahu the mandate to destroy the remaining vestiges of the Oslo Accords, to ramp up settlement construction, and to destroy homes in East Jerusalem. But he was not given a mandate to sabotage the special relationship with the United States, or even to harm relations with the European Union. The voter wants to behave like a conqueror and to be treated like a victim."http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1073112.htmlHome page: http://www.haaretz.com/(HT: Bernard Avishai, TPM) http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/03/23/liebermans_status_quo/#more

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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