The most interesting aspect of Arens article is his own admition, as a die hard right winger, that Israeli society is plagued by racism and xenophobia. In most democracies, racism is a fringe phenomenon and politicians running on racist tickets rarely make it to their country's parliament but not in Israel obviously. It is clear that years of brain washing coupled by a high percentage of demagogues in the political arena have led to institutionalized racism in a country like Israel where the main premise of establishing it was to escape persecution and racism. I believe Zionism has gone full circle and its demise is only a question of when not if.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: The missing Arab issue