We in Israel are outraged.
We know we are not safe. We know it's a matter of time until rockets slam into our cities again, killing our women, children, men and soldiers.
The people of Israel are willing to put their lives at risk for a real, solid victory, which Netanyahu has proven that he is unable to bring. He is not willing to completely crush Hamas and build the deterrence of the country, most probably due to fear of world opinion and who knows what kind of political and economic extortion by US President Barack Obama. What's worse - he doesn't seem to know what victory is. Victory is not mere "quiet." Victory is joy. Victory is our strength and pride as a people who have self-respect, sovereignty and complete safety. Victory is Hamas' surrender, not Hamas' victory party.
A recent poll shows that his approval has plummeted to 38%. The people of southern Israel are afraid to go back home. That means he lost the south to Hamas.
I've often likened Netanyahu to the sweet-talking "boyfriend" of the people of Israel. He wins us with his words, only to betray us by looking and flirting at other "women." Then he comes back and says what we need to hear, so we go back to him, but his actions and impotence show his interests are not with the hearts of the people of Israel.
Furthermore, he has swayed American Jewry and mainstream pro-Israel organizations who often offer him blind support - towing the "government line" - thus putting our lives in danger. This has got to stop. The government of Israel serves the people. The people of Israel and Jews worldwide do not exist to serve the prestige of the government. Zionism does not mean blind support for whatever government is in power just because it's a "Jewish" government. We have seen, with Netanyahu bypassing his security cabinet to call this ceasefire, that he will make grave decisions without a mandate. He is not being transparent. More