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Atzmon: The End of Israel

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by Gilad Atzmon for Veterans Today

The lesson to be drawn from the current Israeli political stalemate is that Israel is imploding, breaking into the elements it has never managed to integrate into one. The schism is no longer the more quotidian dichotomy of Ashkenazi vs. Arab Jews (aka Sephardim); this divide is ideological, religious, spiritual, political, ethnic and cultural. Nor does it break down to Left and Right, Jewish Israelis are politically with the right even when they pretend to be ‘Left.’ Although some of the most astute critical voices of Israeli politics and Jewish fundamentalism are Israelis (such as Gideon Levi, Shlomo Sand, Israel Shamir and others), there is no political Israeli Left. Israeli politics break down into a lot of extreme right voters and many ordinary hawks. The Arab Joint List Party is practically the only Left party in the Israeli Knesset. This should not be surprising any more. Jewish Left, as I have been arguing for many years, is an oxymoron; Jewishness is a form of tribal identification and Left is universal. The ‘tribal’ and the ‘universal’ are like oil and water, they do not mix very well.

What is peculiar about the Israeli political divide is that the Israelis are more united than ever in their nationalist beliefs and in the primacy of their Jewish symptoms. Why is it, if the Israelis are so unified, that no one can form a government in their so-called ‘Jewish State’?

 Avigdor Lieberman, formerly an enthusiastic Netanyahu ally and himself a radical Jewish nationalist, delved into the Israeli political deadlock yesterday. He maintained that the elections had already been decided: “The ultra-Orthodox and Messianic bloc reaches 62-61 seats.” The leader of the rabid nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu said, “If there is no voting rate of at least 70% in Gush Dan and Sharon, the Halacha government will be established.”

Basically, Lieberman said that unless secular Israelis in Tel Aviv go to the polls, they should expect to live in a Halacha State under an ultra right wing Netanyahu government.  Lieberman appears to hold the key to Israel’s political stability. Although he and Netanyahu are ideological twins regarding Israeli security and nationalist matters, the two are bitter rivals who fight aggressively against each other. Netanyahu has known for a few years that, absent a strong ultra right wing government, he can expect to spend some time behind bars, an adventure that has become common for Israel’s prime political figures.  Netanyahu’s natural partners are the ultra right parties and the orthodox parties. Ideologically, Lieberman should also feel comfortable within such a political coalition but Lieberman has made a crucial political decision, essential for his political survival. A while back he grasped that his political home base, Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union, many of them barely Jewish and subjected to constant rabbinical terror, regard the Jewish Orthodox parties as their ultimate foes. Many of these Russian and Ukrainian Jews hold ultra right wing political positions but also see the Rabbis as an imminent threat to their survival.

Theoretically, Lieberman could broker a huge unity coalition with Netanyahu at the top, joined by Blue and White (Kachol Lavan) and its three right wing field marshals, Lieberman’s own party and probably the Labour party. Such a coalition would hold around 80 Knesset seats, more than enough to sustain a strong government but this coalition would refuse to guarantee Netanyahu’s immunity.

 Netanyahu gambles instead on a weak ultra right wing religious government, a government that may not hold for very long but would buy more time for its PM to stay out of jail.

 This conflict at the heart of Israeli politics is a window into the Jewish state and its fears. Israel is rapidly becoming an Orthodox Jewish state. Israel’s Orthodox Jews are the fastest growing group in the country. They are also the country’s poorest population, 45 percent live below the poverty line in segregated communities. Ordinarily, one would expect the poor to support the left, but Israeli Torah Jews are rabid nationalists and openly lend their support to Benjamin Netanyahu and his party.


Prof. Dan Ben-David of Tel Aviv University warned recently that Israel could cease to exist in a couple of generations. He pointed to the astonishingly high birth rate among ultra Orthodox Jews and predicted that, based on current trends, they will comprise 49% of Israel’s population by 2065. The ultra Orthodox parties are destined to dominate the Knesset within a generation or less. Ben David  predicts that their dependence on Israel’s welfare system will lead to a rapid decline is Israel’s economy. This is economically damaging enough and is made worse by the refusal of most rabbinical schools to incorporate standard Western subjects such as mathematics, science and English into their core curriculum. Consequently, Israel is educating a growing percentage of its population in a fashion that fails to equip them to contribute to the needs of a hi-tech society that is immersed in a conflict for survival.

 The picture that comes across is peculiar. As Israel becomes increasingly Jewish and fundamentalist in its nationalist and religious ethos, it has also become more divided on everything else. The Russian immigrants find it impossible to live alongside the ultra Orthodox and vice versa. The secular enclave in Tel Aviv is committed to seeing their metropolis as an extension of NY. The Israeli Left has morphed into an LGBT hasbara unit. It has practically removed itself from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Jewish settlers adhere to the concept of a ‘Two Jewish States Solution.’ They want to see the West Bank become a Jewish land. Orthodox Jews are barely concerned with any of these political issues. They well know that the future of the Jewish state belongs to them. All they need to do is sustain a productive secular Jewish minority to serve as their milk cow.  On top of all of that we face Bibi’s survival wars that threaten to escalate any minute into a world conflict.

In light of all of this, the Palestinians are in relatively good shape.. They simply need to survive. Israel seems to be Israel’s fiercest enemy.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. “All they need to do is sustain a productive secular Jewish minority to serve as their milk cow.” – Atzmon

    Maybe the secular Jewish minority will realize this and move back to where they came from, leaving the “Ultra Orthodox” with no choice but to go back to the old way of Arab Jews, Arab Christians, and Arab Muslims living along side each other in relative peace.

  2. Netanyahu: Israel Might Launch Full-Scale Gaza War “Before The Elections”
    Desperately trying to shore up more votes ahead of Tuesday’s election by trying to “out-hawk” his opponents in the center-right Blue and White Party, he said Thursday Israel will probably launch a full-scale war on Gaza “before the elections”.
    Is this The END?!

  3. I remember Kissinger saying about 15 years ago, that Israel will cease to exist in 25 years, but at the time I thought, what about the king of jews, Rothschild thinks of all Israel as his baby, and just like the lies of the holocaust, will fight tooth and nail to hang on.
    Maybe bring the world down financially, ok by me. They have done it before.

  4. Does anyone in Israel spend any time during the day thinking about problems of other peoples of the world instead of their own problems? Do they believe only they have problems in the world? Although U.S. aid to them is based on force and coercion like bribing or threatening Congress, do they ever show any appreciation for the billions of borrowed and printed dollars we give to them or the war planes we give to them to kill innocent Syrians or innocent Palestinians with? Do people living there realize that they did 9/11/01 but blamed Muslim patsies?
    Does anyone living in Israel care that their phony government gives the middle finger every day to the rule of law and refuses to acknowledge they have illegal and stolen nuclear weapons? Is there anyone in Israel with a conscience? Or do they only know the three words me, myself and I?
    “Conscience Doth make Cowards of us all”. Does anyone is Israel know the meaning of this phrase? Or are they nothing but selfish, ignorant fools?

    • “…do they ever show any appreciation for the billions of borrowed and printed dollars we give to them…” – wjabbe

      No, in general the Israelis despise the American Goyim, and even to some extent American Jewry.

  5. My dearest Gilad,

    You are a musician and an artist and not a military or political man however, what an astounding observation of Israel.

    We have this very same trend happening in America with our dear Evangelical Christians who worship that Jewish state however, the majority of rational educated Americans reject this type of thing and those very religious folk have gravitated for their last stand as it were in the American Republican party.

    Of course, I am a pariah in my own Evangelical family as I see them as primitive tribalists….

    Many want to see the total destruction of Israel as I see that as counter productive as much infrastructure is there and if peace and reconciliation can be made I see that as the best outcome.

    What would I know…

  6. As always , valuable introspection. What I see, is two religions who at the top of their game and the peak of control, (christianity and judaism ) fighting for survival and having to welcome the issues that have come home to roost. All of their adversity is self created. Meanwhile, the third Abrahamic religion, has been the target of war after war and siege after siege and regime change after regime change, only to strengthen in resolve and stability.
    It was designed this way. The Russians do not have the old stuff. When I found that Genesis, followed the 20 days structure and decans matched the descriptors of multiple cultures, I was amazed, hesitant and reluctant to speak about it. But when the same was found in Numbers, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Ezekiel, Psalms and Proverbs, Matthew , Mark, Luke and John, the denial came to an end. The whole lot, are a pack of thieves, who still to this day, do not understand what they stole. If Trump is embarrassing to Americans, religion is embarrassing to Humanity. All that is left of it, is stubbornness and ignorance. Wisdom is an inconvenience to that.