In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second left, is surrounded by bodyguards as he walks towards a military helicopter following a visit to the Golan Heights. After seven years in power, Natanyahu has pulled the trigger, unleashing a massive offensive against Gaza rocket-launchers. The public and even his political opponents have all lined up behind him and barring a fiasco involving heavy Israeli casualties, Netanyahu should coast to victory in the upcoming Israeli elections. (AP Photo/Hamad Almakt, File)
We are not criticizing him now because we are in a state of war and we want to win and restore quiet to southern Israel," said Yoel Hasson, an opposition lawmaker from the centrist Kadima Party and a frequent Netanyahu critic. "When it comes to Hamas, there is no right and no left in Israel, no coalition and no opposition.