Sternhell admits that the left has a stranglehold on the Israeli secular elite. He also advocates 'force' against those who wish to change the situation. And he ignores evidence of a purge mentality in Israeli academia against anyone who has right wing opinions. Presumably this is part of the 'force' Sternhell wishes to use against his ideological opponents. It is Sternhell who is the Zhdanovist, not Saar.
from the article: Only force will stop force