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Try the second link again. It is working for me.

I am not taking sides, just linking to an article that demonstrates what is happening in the heartland of Israel. The Haredi and Hasidim communities number more than 15% of the population now and are the only segment that is growing. The IBT article you linked to supports the conclusion that the tension between the Ultra-Orthodox community and the Zionist government, that is supported in extremis by most Israelis apart from the Ultra-Orthodox, will eventually lead to civil war since both sides are completely intransigent.

The domestic tensions in Israeli society are growing and Netanyahu has been trying to divert attention from the domestic situation by appealing to the inherent and inculcated paranoia of the Israelis. The relaxation of the Syrian situation has caused them to turn their attention to Iran but that path is also being closed to them. They desperately need a war to shore up their support.

It is not so much the Orthodox Jews that are rebelling against the Zionists but the Ultra-Orthodox. The Orthodox Jews serve in the IDF for their three years plus reserves. They comprise the bulk of the Jewish Home, the settlers' party, that won 12 of the seats in the January 2013 Knesset elections. They have allied themselves with the Yesh Atid secular party (19 seats) and the Likud party (3i seats) to form the government along with Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah party (6 seats). For the first time since the founding of the Jewish State no religious party forms part of the governing coalition.

This means that the original alliance on which the Jewish State was founded has broken apart...probably irrevocably. This is setting the scene for the final collapse that was predicted in the 1986 Vision that I linked to. Ever since I read that booklet I have wondered how the denouement would happen, especially since it seemed to include nuclear weapons. One thought I had was that the US would conclude that Israel carried out 9/11 and take action. Now it appears that it will be an internal collapse which actually makes much more sense.

“Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and a divided household falls." (Luke 11:17)

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)