Other topics include the new Basic Laws on Freedom, Dignity, and Occupation; the effects of massive immigration of secular Jews from the former Soviet Union; the greater emphasis on liberal good government ; and the rise of an aggressive investigative press and electronic media.
Asher Cohen is a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is the author of The Prayer Shawl and the Flag: Religious Zionism and the Vision of a Torah State in Israel's Formative Years. Bernard Susser is the Senator Patterson Professor of Politics at Bar-Ilan University. His many books include The Grammar of Modern Ideology and Choosing Survival: Prospects for a Jewish Future.