I imagine the whites of South Africa expressed similar fears, yonah.
When a state lacks any kind of moral or legal legitimacy beyond what it deems solely for itself, then that state is in deep denial. Israel is incapable of fixing itself, based from its establishment on lies, dispossession, inequality and violence. Not a kind of place for fostering good, long-term stability, or democracy, for that matter.
When you live in a bunker, all you can develop is a bunker mentality. We see the fruits of such a venture,