I'm presently sitting in Moscow, where Jews were not allowed to live until the late 19th century, and watching two, related dramas unfold before my eyes at home.
Our soldiers are throwing Jews out of their homes, in buildings purchased by Jews over two centuries ago (and documented as such), in order to appease Abu Mazen. They are doing so with the type of brutality that makes me ashamed I ever wore the blue uniform. If Olmert had been their lawyer, i.e. if they were not some religious shnooks but rich clients who could line his pockets, he'd be out there stopping it.
At the same time, Olmert is offering a chunk of pre-1967 Israel, the size OF THE ENTIRE WEST BANK if only Abu Mazen (who has no power anyway) will make peace (Pretty Please). Any why do we tolerate this? Because the harlots in the Knesset would rather retain their seats than their country.
Chronologically, we're in the period of post-Tisha B'Av consoltation. In reality, we're stuck in Isaiah I:
How is the faithful city become a harlot! She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water. Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.