Israel is an oasis of Jewish democracy in an environment of dictatorship. Arab modernism and secularism mean nor meant nothing but dictatorship, although it allowed Israel to strengthen its position in the Middle East. The present revival of Islamic fundamentalism poses a much greater threat to Israëls security than all Arab dictatorships ever could. In this sense Zionism truly is `a shining star` uncomparible to the `stars shining in its immediate vicinity!
Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound two (AP)
from the article: A new breed of post-post-Zionism