Israel's success in the past have made these guys so prideful that they think they can tough it out forever. They are so taken by the Macabees and by Israel's success through 1967 that they forget about the disasterous failures of the Zealots and Bar Kochba. They think they can exist in splendid isolation when in fact they rely on a lot of international support. Does their oil come from the Negav? Their spare parts from the Galilee? The money for Iron Dome from Jerusalem? The right wingers overplay their hand. They can lie to themselves, and they can make their politicians lie to them as well, but what they can't do is create an alternate universe and then expect everyone else to live in it. And if they think God will afford them better protection than God afforded the 6,000,000, they insult the memory of the 6,000,000.
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