Anthony Bubalo is a research fellow at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute
for International Policy. He seems to write regularly about the Israel/Palestine conflict, yet is simply another policy wonk more interested in the political machinations within Israel than the average Israeli or Palestinian. His article
in today's Sydney Morning Herald - on Sharon's political earthquake and the country's chances for peace - is a master-class in subject avoidance. Bubalo manages to ignore mentioning the occupation and the ever-growing settlements across the West Bank.
He is, in other words, perfectly predictable and therefore highly appropriate for the fence-sitting Herald.