Posted by Bob Lord
Just when many of us, myself included, were about to slam the door on any hope of sane policy coming from the Israeli government, logic and reason magically prevailed in the Israeli election yesterday. Salon has a good summary of the results here. The results were not entirely magical, as a weakened Netanyahu likely will hold on to his position. But the center and left made enormous gains, despite predicitons throughout the media that Israel would be taking a sharp right turn.
The road ahead in Israel still is daunting, to say the least. Netanyahu, the most sucidal leader in the modern world, and his right-wing cronies will do all they can to push Israel into the abyss. But the election results give us some hope, something many of us had given up just a few days ago. I guess there's a reason they say "hope springs eternal."