Existential threats to Israel: learning from the ancient past

  title={Existential threats to Israel: learning from the ancient past},
  author={S. David},
  journal={Israel Affairs},
  pages={503 - 525}
  • S. David
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Israel Affairs
  • Israel is one of the only countries whose existence is openly called into question. There are a number of contemporary threats that could bring an end to Israel as a Jewish democracy. They include ‘hard’ threats of nuclear destruction and conventional invasion and ‘soft’ threats of an emerging Arab majority and elite actions to end Israel either as a Jewish state or as a democratic state. Israeli policymakers can learn how to cope with these threats by examining how Israel was destroyed in… CONTINUE READING
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