Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bye, bye Likud

Exit polls say fourth place for Bibi's boys.

One of the most annoying things about being a disapora Jew is dealing with other disapora Jews who claim to know what's best for Israel. And in my circles "what's best for Israel" is always whatever the Likud would like to do. To disagree -ie: to oppose the Likud - is denounced as anti-Israel.

Well, now that the Israelis themselves have roundly rejected the Likud, and embraced the platforms put forward by Labor and Kadima, can we finally agree that it is not "anti-Israel" to seek a two-state solution, or to encourage further disengagments? And can we finally agree that American newspapers which support such policies are not objectivly anti-Israel? Or will it take yet another Likud defeat before comfortable, American, armchair, Zionists realize that what they desire is completely out of step with what most Israelis want.