There are 2 major groups that can influence Israeli politics, its own electorate and the US administration. The former must know what is happening but through the ballot box support it. The latter has shown that it is willing to identify with the demands of its own Jewish citizens and unfortunately diaspora Jewry will only realise the degree to which Israel is controlled by the ultra-nationalists and religious extremists once the damage has been done. How can it be otherwise. They come to Israel as tourists and do not see it; they do not read so-called "leftie" media or blogs. Or if they do have some understanding of what is taking place they have been nurtured in the belief that the Israeli government of the day always knows what is best and must never be opposed.
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