I lived there for 12 mostly wonderful years but it is a different place now. The Israel you speak of is already gone and zionism has failed. Those who still hope for a better future for the country are powerless or silent. The dream has become the nightmare and what was meant to become a renaissance has become an agressive, regressive racist backwater marked by its arrogance, its contempt for the other, its lack of empathy and care or loving kindness shown toward the poorest elements in society. It has become an ugly place and zionism, instead of being a liberation movement has turned into nothing more than a Middle Eastern version of a Balkan war state trying to pass itself off as a western style democracy.
Syria's Assad used chemical weapons against ISIS (Haaretz)
from the article: Come visit Israel. Before it's gone.