Both Mr. Strenger and Mr. Sarid miss at least one point. Israel indeed became stratified soon after the 1950s. But the top level of society is, as in many other countries, composed of the very very rich who seek to remain rich by controlling the media, and through the media, the Knesset. (It seems to me that HaAretz may be the only well known Israeli informations source largely insulated from the power of the buck). I too have written that many of the Russian aliyah, as talented and well educated as they are, appear to be prejudiced. They seem to have little clue as to what democracy is supposed to accomplish; and I too have been censored. Aside from Mr. Lieberman, I welcome the Russian Jews and hope that they will soon wake up to the fact that Big Brother is not welcome here.
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
from the article: Lieberman, ethnicity and Israeli politics: an open letter to Yossi Sarid