Israel’s Bleak Future

Andrew Sullivan on Israel’s spiral towards an apartheid state:

Israel will gladly sleepwalk into international pariahdom (which will

only confirm its rectitude for Podhoretz et al.), become a prison for a

majority of its population, lose its soul in the brutality such a state

would necessitate and see large flights of secular Jews from its

population and an increase in religious fanaticism among those who

remain.

The increasingly right wing politics in Israel is quickly turning the conflict with the Palestinians into a structural problem that can have no good outcome. Israel’s relentless drive to deprive Palestinians of a viable state can have only one result: A South African style apartheid state where Palestinians are 2nd class citizens in a minority controlled ‘democracy’.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.