Logios, you are so right. You have explained why I, an Israeli, am so full of dread. This country is slowly being taken over by the forces of darkness. The things you say may not be politically correct but they are true. There are about a million Russians here who have a strongman mentality and admire Lieberman as their Putin. The religious are anti-democratic at the core, and anti-everyone-who-isn't-Jewish. The answer to your question is that this country was founded by Eastern European intellectuals, idealistic, progressive and non-religious, even ANTI-religious – the cream of the crop of a society, really, certainly not a representative cross –section – but they're becoming an endangered species . I'm not optimistic because the demographics are in their favor. Only a huge wave of aliyah from America could save us, but only the type that supports J Street, and they're not coming! And why should they? Recently I spoke to a Russian woman, a fanatic supporter of Lieberman. I told her if Lieberman ever becomes PM I'm leaving the country. She told me: Who needs you? That's the attitude of more and more Israelis here. I'm really scared.
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