Arik 20 or so years ago I might have agreed with you, but Israel has become less liberal - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 26.11.10 | 13:08 (IST)

    Look Arik I've been to Israel and enjoyed my time there. Israel could and should be a fantastic blend of east and west, of Jew, Muslim, Druze, Chrsitian, secular etc. etc. But now you've got things like the loyalty oath, the small communities bill, Lieberman, Shas, price-taggers, Safed rabbis, refusal to rent to Arabs, increasing religious and settler flavour in the IDF etc. etc.. And above all, the occupation which could have been an opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to get to know and like each other has become a brutal thing of concrete, wire and guns in which the Israeli government is basically only interested in keeping the Pals captive and quiet so the settlers can solidify their presence. There are stil plenty of good things you can say about Israel but right now, the trends aren't good.

    from the article: Zionism is not an ideology
    First published 02:03 26.11.10 | Last updated 02:03 26.11.10
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