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Submitted by Robert Sherer (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 11:02

I don't know what anyone really expected to come out of this election. The best you can say for the result is that it accurately represents the feelings of the electorate.

I don't recall any candidate who was running on a "make peace with Israel" platform. What the voters did do was to oust an entrenched, corrupt group of politicians which had enriched itself. It's now some one else's turn at the trough. I just hope that whichever Israeli poltical group comes to power after the election, they realize that the outcome of the "Palestinian" election did not make any changes in the policy toward Israel, and that there is still no one with whom Israel can negotiate any kind of agreement, and any attempt by Israel to do so will or to unilaterally turn more of Israel over to the "Palestinians" will not satisfy them to make any peace other than an unconditional surrender and the removal all Jews from all of Israel. Any Arab who runs on a different platform will take his life in his hands. See what happened to the the president of Egypt who got a return of all of Sinai for a peace treaty with Israel.
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