Zionism is not Judaism, and Israel does not represent Judaism. Judaism is a set of core tenets of faith that have bound us together for ages under the harshest of conditions throughout the world. Within that fabric, there has been a tolerance of each other. Modern day Israel no longer represents those long cherished ideals. One segment of Judaism is committed to imposing their practices on all Jews within Israel. Another segment is blinded to historic Judaic values for the sake of taking and holding on to other peoples land. Within Israel there are exclusionary and violent reactions against Jews by Jews. The culture of Israel has many preoccupations that have been substituted for the practice of the tenets of our Judaic faith. Our striving for homogeneity and security are the true enemies of Judaism. Einstein predicted such a dilemma in 1947 when he foresaw the contradictions between Judaism and the demands of governing a nation-state.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies