Jim Henson and Bert.
Just a Coincidence ?
December 2008 - start of Israels massive ‘Cast Lead’ Attack on Gaza in which an estimated 1400 Palestinian men, women and children were killed, hundreds more wounded, and billions of dollars of damage to houses, schools, hospitals, mosques and roads was caused. 13 Israelis were killed (4 of them by their own troops).
February 2009 - 2 months later (approx.) Israeli elections for the 18th Knesset were held. Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister.
November 2012 - start of a major new Israeli attack on Gaza in which, so far, 40 Palestinians including 13 civilians, some children, and three Israeli civilians have been killed. Israeli invasion troops are massing at the border with Gaza.
January 2013 - 2 months later (approx.) Israeli elections for the 19th Knesset will be held on 22 January.
Oh and another strange coincidence. Both major Israeli assaults on Gaza started immediately after the US Presidential elections (of Nov. 2008 and Nov. 2012).