Editorial, Haaretz | January 30, 2012
President Netanyahu has turned the Iranian threat into a convenient distraction away from Israel's settlement policy. ++ He has taken advantage of President Obama's preoccupation with the presidential elections. ++ Both Israel's center and left parties have now adopted a policy of unilateral disengagement from Palestinian issues. ++ The end of negotiations for a two state solution is a "badge of shame" on Israeli society. ++ A society which prioritised social injustice has fallen victim to some "nationalist-religious leaders' criminal ploy."