TV News LIES

Friday, May 29th

Last update06:00:11 AM GMT

You are here News International A battle is raging for the soul of Israeli society

A battle is raging for the soul of Israeli society

E-mail Print PDF

 A battle is raging for the soul of Israeli societyOn billboards, on buses and in the halls of parliament, a battle is raging over the nature of Israel, raising ever more urgent questions over its future as a democracy.

Radicalized religious activists and conservative lawmakers see themselves as bulwarks against assaults on faith and country by rivals within multifaceted Israel and by the outside world.

Although the nationalist right includes many nonreligious Israelis and the religious camp is not exclusively nationalist, the overlap is strong, they are considered natural political allies, and they share a simmering historic grievance: a sense that Israel's cosmopolitan elites -- the courts, the media, even the army -- should be brought into line with a more conservative populace.

Arrayed against them are secular Israelis, many of them liberal and European-descended -- the group that established the country, long dominated its affairs, and has seen its majority dwindle.

They are horrified at the assault on what they consider a critical yet brittle achievement: Surrounded by dictatorships and theocracies, Israel is a place of pugnacious reporters and freewheeling human rights groups, a land where gay pride marches are commonplace and where it goes without saying that the Supreme Court can be led by a woman and include a prominent Arab.

Conservative Israelis are trying to force change as never before.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Wife Of Hospitalized Russian Opposition Activist Urges His Evacuation

Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.The wife of a prominent Russian opposition activist who mysteriously fell ill in Moscow this week...

Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

Arab israeli school It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a...

Sainthood for founder of California missions angers Native American groups

Oscar RomeroSalvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, slain in 1980 by a paramilitary death squad while celebrating mass in...

FBI, Swiss authorities go after FIFA officials with corruption charges

FIFA probeSwiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!