Netanyahu is not a Hawk. A Hawk desires war. Netanyahu simply desire security. This is something any sane Jew would desire. Indeed, it is something any sane person whether Jew, Christian or something else entirely ought to desire.
I do not know if Bibi is the best possible candidate. But if he is willing to renounce Arik Sharon and Kadima''s failed policies of appeasement, land for peace, and removal of Jews from their own land...then perhaps the public should allow the Likud another chance.