As an ex-coordinator in Peace Now Youth (yes, I admit…), I agree with Yitzhak Laor’s analysis of the Israel’s militarism and the way it is manifested in its peace movements. The logical implications of such an analysis are obvious; the occupation is not the problem but the symptom. In any case, it is obvious that Israeli militarism is in decline since the 1950’s.

An interesting point regarding Laor’s article is that he offers a new point in dividing the Israeli peace camp. The division is not between Zionist and Post/Anti-Zionist but between militarist and anti-militarist (taking out of consideration the marginal marxist and anarchist groups). The refusal movements were an authentic growth out of the dying peace movement after October 2000. If anyone is interested I will later post my analysis of the Israeli peace camp.