THE WORLDPOST
02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gaza War Strengthens Israeli Hard-Liners

JERUSALEM -- With two weeks to go before the Israeli elections, the politicians who seem to have benefited the most from the military offensive against Hamas in Gaza are those who were not involved in planning or carrying out the war.

That is not because Israelis have regrets or have become faint-hearted about the casualties and destruction in Gaza. To the contrary, there appears to have been a shift further to the right, reflecting a feeling among many voters that an even tougher approach may now be required.

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