"The [Babylonian] Talmud [the tractate of Berachot] says that when God is angry at the nations of the world for not aiding Israel - they want to evacuate, to disengage, to interfere in our affairs, He claps his hands, causing an earthquake."Aaah, I too was disappointed when the people of Phuket didn't come out against disengagement. I was really relying on them.
My only comfort: Rav Eliyahu, the former chief rabbi, was marginally more offensive than Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the current chief rabbi. That's progress for you!