It has been over a month since the election, so I am surprised the Israelis waited so long. They should have gotten busy over a month ago. As it stands now Bush is only going to be president for less than a month, they haven't left themselves much time to work with.
Read the Hadith sometime, this has been a standard practice for Muslims for centuries.
There is way too much importance placed on having "peace in the middle east" and now is certainly not the time to talk of "peace".
There will never be "peace in the middle east" until AFTER the Arabs have gotten such a severe beatdown that they stop picking fights.
Which is not going to happen, because as soon as the Arabs are on the losing end they will get the international community to pressure Israel for a cease fire. Then they will regroup, rearm and do it again.
People need to stop worrying about "peace in the middle east" and let them bang it out. It is only after the clerics lead everyone into a slaughter that they will be thoroughly discredited so people stop following them.