A recent study (YNews, Gesher) showed that a significant portion of the Israeli Jewish population supported the no rent or sell to Arabs bill. The US administration has not changted in its blind support of Israeli policy. J Street is attacked as being a danger to the welfare of Israel and its security. The religious segment in Israel along with the settlement population is more vocal than ever and willoing to participate in violent actions agtainst the state if their interests are not protected. The level of racist rhetoric in Israel has inceased tremendously. These are not encouraging signs. And the so called left is a fractured as well. Burston should remember the massive demonstration against Sabra Shatila massacre and Sharon's eing forced to resign as Defense Ministeer only to be reelcted as PM.
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