Haaretz, May 19, 2016


Ya’alon, who like many Israelis despaired of the Oslo Accords and turned to the right, embracing a charmed relationship with the settlers, now finds himself ejected from the Defense Ministry, betrayed, frazzled and beaten, only because he insisted on backing the army on preserving the rules of engagement, while opposing the percolating of ISIS-style anarchy into the military.

President Reuven Rivlin, a proud Beitar member and supporter of the annexation of the territories, has been threatened with death only for expressing sorrow at the existence of Jewish terror, while denouncing inflammatory incitement and vilification of Arabs [....]

The division now lies [...] between upholding the rule of law and democratic principles on one hand, and the sanctification of power, ruthlessness, violence and ignorance, leading to an undemocratic government with a murderous potential, on the other.