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Israel's Bunker Mentality

How the Occupation Is Destroying the Nation

Author: Ronald R. Krebs
November / December 2011
Foreign Affairs


The greatest danger to Israel comes not from without—in the form of Palestinian intransigence—but from within. The ongoing occupation of the territories is destroying Israel's values and viability. It breeds an aggressive, intolerant ethnic nationalism and causes political gridlock, empowering an ultrareligious underclass that refuses to contribute and lives oª the state.

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