Israeli Leaders Bend To Non Secular Conservatives At Their Peril

Responsibility for the breakdown of the deal on the Western Wall, in fact, lies with Israel’s secular establishment, which has long neglected to resolve its disagreements with the religious conservatives.
Israeli leaders are perfectly within their right to determine the country’s priorities, but that doesn’t mean they will be spared any consequences.
Political parties of Israel’s secular left have regularly courted ultra-Orthodox candidates, whose religious attitudes are anathema to them, in the hopes of winning their backing on matters pertaining to war and peace.
Their reward will be a tolerant society that Israel and all of its friends can be proud of.
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