This treat is not about Arabs versus Jews.
I went to israel and was surprised to find all jews were more or less having a strong sence of national pride (even too strong close to arrogance) and only excluding the Pals living in Israel.
But this is very strange because at thec same time i saw so much difference between the different groups of Jews living there.
the Russian Jews are more russian than jew (for sure the ones who immigrated recently) and most of them(if not all) immigrated to israel for economic reasons. The Ethiopian jews are a community apart as well, and still many sefardics cling together.
however it seems that the most dominant group are the ashkenazi Jews, and that Israel is mostly organised according to their principles. it makes it also more easy to understand why Israel is so much Americanised, as most ashkenazi Jews(or with Ashkenazi origin) today live in the States and israel. The European and American ashkenazi's (in France, Holland and Belgium also some sefardic jews) have mostly assimilated and few still speak Jiddisch. Most disappeared from their Eastern european settlements in WWII and they assimilated very much in Russia during the soviet period. Many came first to western Europe before moving to Israel. So ashkenazi jews have been westernised (except the Russians) and Israel is a western country. Still however one can see some typical Eastern European remains in Israeli mentality, lifestyle etc.(for axemple the kittutz remind me very much of eastern europe in some cases) that have spread from the ashkenazi dominant group to all Israeli. I don't know if most Ashkenazi did came directly from eastern Europe or lived already some time in the west before moving to Israel. It is clear to me that they wanted to be as western as possible and forget about their homeland. Also some western european and american Jews went to israel and made the country even more western.
however how was it possible to integrate other groups with totally different culture into this, like the groups coming from Arab countries and Iran, and for example Ethiopia, who did not have been westernised and don't have cousins in Western Europe or America? Did they contribute as well to the national mentality, etc. and have they been discriminised? Was the Hebrew choosen as common language instead of Jiddisch to facilitate their integration? are they today largely integrated or not yet?
and last question: what about the Russian jews, they are as well ashkenazi but have not been westernised but russianised instead(and some have more Russian blood in them than Jewish). Are they considered as equals in Israel or not?
It is strange however that a national ideology can bind people from all over the world and make a new society (only unfortunate that the non-jews living in that land that became Israel have been left out completely, but that's another discussion).