"Israel's rightwing politicians have made it all but impossible for the outside observer to understand the country's true state of mind." - Carlo Strenger No, it is not hard to understand at all. It would be wrong to describe the current mentality of Israel as 'Fascist' but only because there is no totalitarian regimentation of society and commerce. "A full 68 percent of Jewish Israelis and over 70 percent of all Israelis (i.e. including Israeli Arabs) continue to support the two-state solution." - Carlo Strenger So what? Those folks have no influence over the government whatsoever. "The secret behind the paradox that an electorate that overwhelmingly supports the two-state solution votes for right-wing politicians is very simple: it is fear." - Carlo Curious that back in the 1950s and 60s when there was a REAL existential threat to Israel fear did not dominate the national psyche as it does today. Israel is scaring itself to death.
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