"The problem with Jewish Diaspora-Israeli relations lies with the left in Israel that is bankrupt of any ideas for the new century." - Jane Israel and the United States both experienced the rise of radical right wing government starting a quarter century ago. That both are seeing a decline in the standard of living for the vast majority of their citizens should be no surprise. Real conservatives, conserve. They try to preserve and protect the best in the existing social order. The Likud and neoconservatives sought to preserve nothing and destroy all of 20th century accomplishment they could. Israeli and American 'liberals' have had no influence upon either society for so long it is simply absurd to blame them for anything except lacking a sense of self-preservation.
Second rocket fired from Gaza explodes inside Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Alienated Jews