it's scary because the two people-Jews and Muslim Arabs are so very different have have so many religious and historical antagonisms. Demographic trends will soon make the Arabs the majority in the Israel/West Bank area. A unified Israel would quickly become another Lebanon. The homogenous democracies in Europe and N.America do not have the same problem.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel denies offering nuclear weapons to Apartheid South Africa