Better late than never. The Shin Bet and Israel’s other law enforcement authorities have finally realized that a Jewish terrorist, whether organized or independent, poses a danger to the very fabric of Israeli democracy. As a result, they have now switched gears in dealing with this menace.
For years, experts and commentators – including this writer – have suggested that Jewish terrorism is undermining society and must be treated the same as Palestinian terrorists.
But prime ministers, defense ministers, the judiciary and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) have shown reluctance to do so, fearing a right-wing political backlash.