however, in the latter decades, most the chiefs have advocated for securing peace agreements with the PA and the Arabs. (more dovish) It's factual that the level of right-wing extremism has increased over time and both PM Netanyahu and DM Ehud Barak are clearly aware of this most challenging domestic security problem. But it's not only an Israeli concern, it's an international concern that a two state resolution has not materialized. The theme of this year's 64th Independence Day celebrations in Israel, unity, arose for a reason. If Israelis don't have a more united front towards achieving peace with their adversaries, then Israel's and the Jewish community's security is endangered. All these critical comments reflect the country's divisions among its population, but also hopefully the understanding by the present government to deliver a decisive communique to Israelis, the PA and the world of its intention to meet ifs peacemaking obligations. We can only hope.
Netanyahu condemns West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terror' (Haaretz)