The army dominates Israel in a way not seen in western democracies. If the IDF goes religious then so does Israel and it`s goodbye to any idea of Israel being a western democrcacy. If Ashkenazi doesn`t think the IDF can be trusted to confront the settlers, then Israel`s got real problems. No progress on finding the mosque-burners? What about those settlers who spray-painted stars of David on muslim graves? Were they ever caught?
Judge orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Haaretz)
from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies