Sunday, February 8, 2009
Donald Macintyre reports from Jerusalem on an election campaign that is still too close to call, but one with ominous portents
"......Most analysts think the rightward shift has resulted from a combination of two factors. One is Hamas's continued control of Gaza. The other is the stillbirth of the centrist programme under Mr Olmert of withdrawing from settlements and negotiating a peace deal with the moderate Palestinian leadership. This was envisaged at the international Annapolis summit sponsored by President George Bush at the end of 2007......"