For one, it's true, internally Israel is worse for moderate Jews in 2011 in comparison to 1991. All the attacks on secular Jews and women by the ultra-Orthodox looks horrible. Two, the attacks on Leftist organizations in an Israel where the Left is weak in contrast to 1991 isn't going to look good. Three, more people are fed with Israel's abuses of Palestinians, the settlements that never stop, and that's one major reason why people are tired of Israel, and all those who give Israel excuses keep using the race card and burying their heads in the sand and claiming everything and everyone is an anti--Semite. That's not the way to behave as a mature, democratic country.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Envoys worldwide feel brunt of Israel's worsening image