What Are Israelis Most Afraid Of?

If you listen to the media in this country you’d be led to believe that what they fear most is Iran.  Or the Palestinians.  But You’d be wrong. What they fear most is each other!

Forget fear of extinction – Israelis fear themselves.

60% of Israelis fear one another and only 40% are fearful of Iran or Palestinian terrorism.

… poll results show… that the threat from external enemies is not the fear dominating Israeli society today. The opposite is true: the major threat to Israel, according to most Israeli Jews, is themselves. When the responses are combined, 60% said their greatest fear for Israel’s future was an internal threat – just 40% in total said they most feared destruction by an enemy.

Read the report. With thanks to Matthew Kalman for mentioning it.