Max Boot: I Don’t Recognize the Intolerant, Illiberal Country Israel Is Becoming

From a Washington Post column by Max Boot headlined “I don’t recognize the intolerant, illiberal country Israel is becoming”:

It’s never been harder to be a supporter of Israel. I should know; I‘ve been one as long as I can remember. In fact, I almost became an Israeli myself. When I left the Soviet Union with my mother and grandmother in 1976, we made lengthy stopovers in Vienna and Rome, where Israeli representatives tried to convince us to move to the Jewish state. It was a tempting offer, but since my mother spoke English, not Hebrew, we went to the United States. Yet while growing up as a Jewish kid in the Los Angeles suburbs, I still formed a fast attachment to Israel.