The real danger to Israel 'comes from within'

The right-left divide in Israel is no longer important, writes Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz. There is something more urgent right now: the defense of democracy. The voice of the extreme right is much louder and clearer than it was before. That's what's new: a racist right that is not ashamed of itself, that persecutes dissenters and even people who dare express compassion for the other side. The real danger to Israel and its sustainability comes from within. The fascist and racist elements are no less a security threat than the outside enemies.    [BJS]     [Source]