the Israeli right acts like demagogues act in any country - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • reuben
    • 30.10.10 | 04:21 (IST)

    it is a mixture of fear mongering, anti-elitism, anti-intellectualism, exaggeration of "national" values, misrepresentation and libels applied to critics, etc. Dogmatic and demagogic ultra-nationalistic governments and societies are like bubbles that keep growing as long as they can get away with it. In the case of Serbia, their right wing ultra-nationalist bubble was pierced when OTAN bombed Serbian targets and forced them out of Kosovo. In the case of Israel, the bubble would be pierced once the USA government starts taking concrete action to pressure Israel to stop delaying the 2 states solution. Perhaps this may happen if Obama comes strengthened after the coming elections in the USA. Perhaps it won't happen, and so expect more growth of the bubble until the status quo degenerates into chaos and Islamic and Jewish terrorism, and a binational state becomes the only option to messianic apartheid.

    from the article: Three cheers for Israel's right
    First published 02:43 29.10.10 | Last updated 02:43 29.10.10
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