A ticking clock?

Journalist Gregg Carlstrom thinks Israel’s biggest threat is not Iran, but rather comes from within.

By BEN FISHER
February 8, 2018 20:31
3 minute read.
THE AUTHOR wonders how much Israel’s internal challenges threaten its survival

THE AUTHOR wonders how much Israel’s internal challenges threaten its survival. (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS)

 
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Roving Middle East journalist Gregg Carlstrom’s new book How Long Will Israel Survive? The Threat From Within won’t be found in any Jewish Agency lobbies, or passed out as required reading on a Birthright trip. It won’t be lauded as a must-read by champions of Israel as a human rights beacon in the region. Rather, his work will wind up largely on the shelves of liberal Anglo Zionists concerned with Israel’s future. Perhaps these readers haven’t visited Israel in a while, and want to see how things stand in the Jewish homeland. The author paints a bleak picture.

Carlstrom, a Cairo-based correspondent for The Economist and The Times, for the most part sets aside the conflict with the Palestinians and even the looming threat of Iran to deal with internal issues threatening Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state. As the author writes, “Race, religion, economics: these are not usually the subjects that make the foreign media headlines about Israel. And yet they are perhaps a greater long-term challenge than the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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