The Coming Civil War

Uri Avnery writes in Maariv,

Everybody in Israel is talking about the Next War. The most popular TV channel is running a whole series about it.

Not another war with the Arabs. Not the nuclear threat from Iran. Not the ongoing bloody confrontation with the Palestinians. The talk is about the coming civil war.

Only a few months ago, that would have sounded preposterous. Now, suddenly, is has become a possibility, and a very real one. Not another blown-up media sensation. Not yet another of Sharon’s political manipulations. Not just a new blackmail attempt by the settlers, but the real thing, in the flesh.

Read on…

Personally, I think the threat of a civil war between settlers/their supporters and the rest of Israel is overblown. The number that would actually be committed to violent resistance to the Gaza withdrawl is likely miniscule. So what’s with all the hype?

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