No, it isn’t. It has just ceased to be right. And the process started when the great freedom fighter and good soldier Begin turned into an inept politician and gave away the Sinai for nothing.

Thus only twelve seats for Likud now is no surprise. I like it that Kadima got far fewer than expected: evidently, the voters recognized its quasi-right claims as nonsense. You cannot be half-right: realism does not compromise itself. Just let some leftist misconcepts into your agenda, and watch the entire policy go hollow.

Olmert will betray his voters further by aligning with the leftists. Welcome to Israel, governed by an alliance of the spineless and the Left.