Bachman writes "Zionism, in its once radical inception, posited that the "Hope" was to be a "free people in our land." Therein lies the problem. Zionism sought to create freedom for Jews on the basis of dispossession, occupation and denigration of others (in this case Palestinians). When such profound disrespect is the basis of a national project it is only to be expected that, sooner or later, such disrespect infects every aspect of your polity and society. This is what we witness daily in Israel.
Five arrested in anti-terror raids in Sydney (DPA)