Israel adheres to classical socialist ideology, a belief in the rational reformation of societies. Despite the evident enmity between Arabs and Zionist Jews, the Israeli political establishment imagines that simple steps like propaganda or signing a peace treaty will make the wolves and the not-exactly-sheep friends. Israel is vehemently atheist, as evidenced by the anti-religious brainwashing in schools and the purposely humiliating gay parades in Jerusalem. Israel substitutes the artificial ideology of Zionism for Judaism. Challengers to the official ideology are ridiculed, labeled right-wingers and religious extremists, smeared, and discounted.

The early Israeli society was in many respects more hard-line socialist than the USSR. The Israeli association of trade unions, Histadrut, held total sway over the economy; labor strikes and racketeering wage-demands were common. They continue now in monopolized and state-owned industries.

Israeli was effectively a single-party state, ruled by the Labor party, MAPAI. Though several parties form the government now, they collude to the point where there is no distinction among them. The leftist Avodah and centrist Kadima have reached a consensus on labor and economic issues, atheist Avodah and fundamentalist NU/NRP maintain a common religious policy, and defeatist Kadima and demagogically right-wing Israel Beitenu agree on the borders and settlements.

Israeli bureaucracy is immensely powerful. Economic regulation far exceeds even  Soviet levels. Politically motivated police investigations discourage ministers from pursuing efficient approaches, and they play it safe in obedience to bureaucratic instructions. The system continually churns out new instructions to cover every contingency and strip the officials of personal responsibility. Frequent rotation of ministers reinforces the role of bureaucratic regulations in providing a semblance of continuity.

Political appointees have permeated governing bodies, security apparatus, and justice. No one in the echelons of power has the slightest interest in reforming the totalitarian socialist system. Strict licensing and censoring of mass media allows the manipulation of public opinion into consent. Opposition leaders are deprived of media access to clear themselves from PR attacks and are stripped of funding: the establishment presses their sponsors to abandon their support for the opposition. What little funding there is for  the opposition comes mostly from a few foreign Jews who have not embraced the leftist slogans and don’t depend on the Israeli government for profits.

After the fall of the USSR, Israel likewise replaced her socialism with a mild version of fascism. The features of the Israeli political lifestyle include rationalist ideology, intolerance toward opposition, control over the media and education, the militarization of society and a cult of force, an extremely strong security apparatus which targets the opposition, consensus among the major political parties, the concentration of private capital on the background of mass poverty, the convergence of government with large businesses through tenders, underpriced privatization, political donations, and a specific type of corruption wherein the government officials dispense favors by accepting bribes rather than the bribers’ controlling the recipients of bribes. Israeli socialism did not break down, as in Czechoslovakia, but evolved into a sturdy totalitarianism. The Israeli political system is self-reinforcing: justice supports the left, magnates prop up the government, political parties oppose newcomers, leftist media employees condemn Judaism, and religious parties place no faith in Zionism and seek government subsidies. Israeli police are equally brutal toward Jewish and Arab protesters; their allegiance lies with the state. The State is a body neither of Jews, nor of Arabs, but an independent body worshiped by voters, bureaucrats, and law enforcement. The state is an idol.

Such a strong system cannot possibly be reformed, but only demolished.