The gauge of how civilized is a society - and/or a sub-group of a society - is not the degree to which individuals take unacceptable actions. The gauge is the degree to which the mainstream of the group - individuals, media, government - takes punitive action against the miscreants. Israeli society is often low on the civilization scale - especially when it comes to "settlers" - but the non-modern Orthodox rank far lower.
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