It's more exagerated in Israel, both because of the pressure of Israel's international situation and because liberal Jews are such quick thinkers and implementers. But the decline of the Left is a worldwide phenomena. Although they have large numbers, and are very vocal, they are gradually becomming more and more ineffective -- leaving the immediate guidance of state to motivated conservatives. The reason is the commoditization of college education. Generations have now been educated on hair-brained Critical Theory, Nietzschean Relativism, and Postmodernism. Much of that theory describes the impossibility of "realism": all is colored by power, there is no "truth" but only opinions. Heidegger, Lacan, Foucault, Derrida -- they all teach that liberal democracy is a facade. So the Left is already defeated by conflicted internal logic every time they decide to implement any liberal policy. Tragic.
Guatemala judge orders detention of president in corruption scandal (Reuters)
from the article: With such a left, who needs a right?