As a phenomenon, this is very interesting. The four comments I’ve received here on the piece I wrote for The Only Democracy have been supportive of and in agreement with my views, to say the least. Obviously it’s a small sample size from a self-selected group, but I still hope it’s reflective of a broader change in public opinion/perspective/what have you. It’s heartening to know that I’m not the only one who sees it this way and that people all over the world – not just here – believe what I do.
Unfortunately, I also think seeing Israel for what it is means seeing that there is so little hope for a violence-free solution. A commenter on my previous post mentions civil war in passing, but my cynical-realist perspective leads me to think that that is where this country is headed. Maybe not soon, but eventually, as the powers-that-be become more and more oligarchic. They are alienating not just the non-Jews but the majority of the country’s secular Jews, as well as American Jews, European Jews, and American and European non-Jews. Without global Jewish support, it is no longer either a Jewish state or a Jewish homeland. It is just another renegade, radical theocratic regime in the Middle East ruling through terror, dictatorship, totalitarianism, and fascism.
Heavy, heavy. But that’s life.
As a nice Jewish girl, I have to add: God forbid.