By appealing to the deep-seated racism of the Zionists, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party once again came out ahead with 30 seats in Israeli elections. He will now have to cobble together a coalition in the snake pit of Israeli politics. Netanyahu has vowed no Palestinian state, more illegal settlements and an even more belligerent policy. The choices for the Palestinians are now very clear.
Is the Zionist State's nastiest politician about to be consigned to the dustbin of history? Opinion polls show that Netanyahu's ruling Likud-led coalition is trailing behind the Zionist Union alliance for the March 17 elections. Would the victory of the Labour-led coalition make any difference as far as the long-oppressed Palestinians are concerned?
Only as recently as December 30 (1996), Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was adamant that Israel would never leave Hebron.