The Netanyahu government and the Arab stereotype
When it comes to Arabs. Israel’s right-wing politicians have replaced the old Jewish virtue of being interested in ones surroundings with a bunker mentality.
It used to be an old Jewish habit to try to understand our surroundings. One reason was curiosity; the other was to figure out whether current events are good for the Jews or not – because this allowed Jews to survive under often very difficult circumstances. The first motivation is certainly laudable; the second reflects good old prudence.