the Israeli government will not be reforming at all.
Israel's most recent terrorist attack on the Palestinians had the full support of Netanyahu, Livni, and Lieberman - all of whom ended up with senior government positions after the recent elections.
exiting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was not called "the Butcher" because he was good at making hamburger. he was called "the Butcher" because of his proficiency & enthusiasm at killing Palestinian civilians.
as long as such behavior is openly rewarded, your hope will remain un-fulfilled.
it's similar to Lt. Calley, one of the offending commanders in the My Lai massacre, running for President - and winning.
interestingly, one of Colin Powell's tasks as a young soldier/ Pentagon aide during the '60's was to whitewash the My Lai massacre to the extent possible.