Israel: The Stark Truth by David Shulman | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books feedly

The Stark Truth by David Shulman | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books 

David Shulman in the NYT on Netanyahu’s re-election. The other three consequences were not so good, too:

‘Fourthly, and most important, the moral fiber of the country will continue to unravel. Already for years the public space has been contaminated by ugly, violent voices coming from the heart of the right-wing establishment. As Zvi Barel has cogently written in Haaretz, “Netanyahu has succeeded in overturning the principle that the state exists for the sake of its citizens and putting in its place the Fascist belief that the citizens exist for the state.”

In accordance with that belief, there will be more hypernationalist, antidemocratic legislation, more deliberate and consistent attempts to undermine the authority of the courts, more rampant racism, more thugs in high office, more acts of cruelty inflicted on innocents, more attacks on moderates perceived as enemies of the state, more paranoid indoctrination in the schools, more hate propaganda and self-righteous whining by official spokesmen, more discrimination against the Israeli-Arab population, more wanton destruction of the villages of Israeli Bedouins, more war-mongering, and quite possibly more needless war.’

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Israel: The Stark Truth by David Shulman | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/mar/21/israel-elections-ugly-truth/
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Israel: The Stark Truth by David Shulman | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books feedly

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