Unfortunately, the ideas expressed in this editorial are rooted in reality and the rational and intelligent interpretation of it. But take heed of one sub-textual fact emanating from this article: It is severely critical of Israel, yet freely published by an Israeli newspaper/ website which is soundly protected in Israel by law and the supreme court. Israeli democracy, with its extreme freedoms of accademy, speech, conscious and thought remains its most monumental achievement and this, unlike many of its other achievements, has not eroded with the years. While as an Israeli, I am troubled and ashamed by much of our conduct (including the occupation of the Palestinian people and the connection between religion and the state) I am immensely proud of our democracy; which is, still, after all, our most victorious achievement and advantage over our neighbouring societies.
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Clashes between IDF and Palestinians in Joseph's Tomb after Jews pray at site; none hurt (Haaretz)
from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo