Few friends of Israel have managed to avoid noticing the deepening sense of crisis—political, social and above all, cultural—which has beset the Jewish state over the last three years. The Oslo accords, the accelerating successes of Post-Zionist thought in Israel, the horrifying assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the unprecedented waves of recrimination and hatred which ensued, and now, an election on essential issues which was decided by a hair’s breadth—all these have worked to raise unprecedented questions as to the long-term desirability and viability of a unified Jewish polity, and of the Zionist consensus which once supported it.  … (to read more)

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