The state of Israel has come a long way from its earlier days when liberal minded Labor leaders attempted to build a society which could live in peace with Palestinians. History will undoubtedly blame both the Labor party and inept corrupt Arab leaders like Arafat for creating the current mess in which a right wing fanatic who hates Palestinians and is demanding that a new Israel government destroy Hamas as a price for his fifteen pieces of delegates in the Knesset. Avigdor Lieberman is set to join the government of Benjamin Netanyahu but the price is a tough line toward Hamas and easing of rules about conversion and the issue of civil unions. He has threatened Netanyahu if his demands are not met he might hop over to the other side and join the Kadima group led by Tzipi Livni.
The mess that is now Israel has conservative orthodox groups opposing civil unions and not that enthusiastic about recognizing conversions to Judiasm fighting with a right wing nut like Lieberman who disagrees with their religious ideas but is a fanatic hater of Palestinians.
Is there anyway out of the chaos that has become Israel? Will Israel hasten its own destruction by voting for right wing fanatics who preach hate and violence?