Okay Mike, I have no idea what you’ve been smoking, but on the off-chance that it’s not illegal in the Netherlands, maybe you could send some of it my way.
Israel will remove the settlers from the West Bank, and most definitely will put down any uprising the fanatical fringe among the settlers may want to instigate – if the large majority of Israelis, be they just as racist but slightly more sane, or even merely callously apathetic, is subjected to economic pressure. “Going North Korea” is a hilarious phrase to use in this context, because if Israel truly decides to willfully become a global pariah, it will indeed “go North Korea” – economically. And as soon as Jewish Israelis, members of the pampered global upper class that most of them are – YES, even those poor souls who can’t afford a decent house anywhere near Tel Aviv – begin to feel even the slightest little pangs that will come at the very start of this development, there is indeed the serious possibility of a revolt – unless the Israeli government immediately reverses its policies and does whatever the international community demands to end its economic isolation.
Right-wing Israelis can brag all day about how tough they are: I ain’t buying it. They currently want to keep their colonies because they think there’s no consequences, but if their freedom to travel, their cars, their access to the Internet, their cheap clothes, or many other things that the international community can easily take away from them if it musters the political will are on the line – they’re going to comply with said international community’s demands in a heartbeat. They’ll whine and cry foul and call everyone on the planet an anti-semite – but they’ll comply.