Is Israel a nation founded on the Jewish religion or is it a secular state that is home to Jews, with non-Jewish minorities? Without a constitution ambiguities remain and questions increasingly polarize the Jewish Israeli public. Jewish Israelis who have for months been protesting the possible gutting of the judicial system are primarily self-identified liberal, secular, educated and middle-class. They have not just shunned questions about the occupation, they have forbidden any mention of the occupation. In consequence, Palestinian citizens of Israel have mostly declined to join the movement as it has overlooked them entirely. Some commentators have questioned the continued stability of the state.
Divisions among Jewish Israelis expose possible threat to the Israeli stateJamie Jackson