I realize many American Jews fear making critical remarks about Israel because they buy into the myth of a besieged land surrounded by enemies bent on killing every last Israeli Jews. This attitude of believing Israel is the subject of destruction blinds American Jews to the real enemy of Israel– religious fanatics and West Bank settlers! They seek to destroy the essence of the Israel state which for years was the only true democratic nation in the region. Alas, that no longer can be stated without qualifications.
Benny Katzover, a leader of West Bank settlers stated in an interview with Beit Mashich, the real aim of the religious right in Israel. “The main role of Israel democracy now is to disappear. Israel democracy has finished it role and it must disassemble and give way to Judaism. All leads toward recognition that there is no other way but to place Judaism at the center, above all and this is the answer to every situation.”
How about changing some words. “The main role of German democracy now is to disappear. German democracy has finished its role and it must disassemble and give way to Nazism. All leads toward recognition that there is no other way but to place Nazism at the center, above all, and this is the answer to every situation.”