Targeting of dissidents speaks to deep insecurity at the heart of Israeli society

Jonathan Pollak inside the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court in Tel Aviv, December 27, 2010. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Despite its occupation project carrying on apace in the West Bank, Israel is plagued by deep insecurity. Geopolitically, the country regularly claims it is alone in a sea of enemies as it tries to drum up international support for its policies of domination over Palestinians. The result is a steady flow of foreign military aid, mostly from the US…