Why does Haaretz post that Israel is a Western country? Israel is in the Middle East and not all Israeli's come from Western Countries, for example "Russian Israeli's" . Ashkenazim are Germanic so if you mean western by the fact that most of us are Ashkenazim then by all means make this point a bit more clear.
U.S. blacklists three Middle Eastern nationals for working with ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: Braverman: Israel should embrace its Arabs, Haredim