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The Hamas victory in the Palestinian election has made the unilateral approach more attractive to Israel. This is why Kadima are likely to win this month's Israeli election

By David B Green   March 2006

When a three-week period of pre-election commercial broadcasts began here on 7th March, not one but two parties were claiming to be the true heir to the legacy of Ariel Sharon.

 

On the one hand there was Kadima, the party created by Sharon when he angrily broke away from the Likud last November, which filled its ads with images and clips of Sharon, even though he is now its former leader, having been in an apparently irreversible coma since 4th January. One of its candidates explained in a voiceover that “the glue that holds [Kadima] together is his path,”…

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