Every single person in Israel who does not support the Gaza pullout is quoted today as saying, “We told you so, those polls are lying, Haaretz is a rag, Sharon is a traitor, a referendum is democracy, and B’shana haba’a be’Aza Habenuyah (next year in a built Gaza)!”
Why is every single one of these individuals either giddy with joy, or alternatively, bitterly sarcastic? Because only a reported 10,000 people showed up for a pro-pullout rally on Saturday night. This is supposed to indicate lukewarm support for the pullout from Gaza.
In other news, a whole bunch of Centrist Israelis on the Right and the Left have described themselves as bored with Peace Now demonstrations and have no interest in participating with the Far Left and its attempts to make itself the representative of the Center. It was noted that very few politicians were at the rally from any party and that the rally was opposed by most prominent leaders of Shinui, Labor and Likud.
Rather than simply accept that most supporters of disengagement didn’t care about the rally, the anti-disengagement groups have trumpeted this small rally as proof that they are right. In the meantime, they continue to ignore or insult publications like:
A random telephone survey of 93,955 adults, conducted between February 13 and February 20 by Keshet Yisrael, a nonpartisan group dedicated to rapprochement between social groups, asked one simple question: “Are you for or against the disengagement plan?” Some 64.4 percent of the respondents expressed approval for the plan; 35.6% voted against it.
“We’ve seen over the past week that a large majority of people are clearly for the disengagement plan,” Shlomo Gilboa, chairman of Keshet Yisrael, said. “The results of this survey are something every child in Israel already knows.”