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Thu Sep 1, 2016, 11:55 AM Sep 2016

Ex Mossad Chief: Israel's Biggest Threat Is Potential Civil War, Not Iran [View all]

"If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war."
Mossad chief Tamir Pardo

By ARIEL WHITMAN, REUTERS 08/30/2016 14:32

The most pressing threat to Israel is not Iran, but rather the increased polarization within Israeli society, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo said in his first public appearance since leaving office in June.

“There is no outside existential threat to Israel, the only real existential threat is internal division,” Pardo said at an annual event to honor fallen Druse soldiers in the North.

“Internal division,” Pardo said, “can lead us to civil war – we are already on a path toward that. If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war.”

Society at large bears responsibility to prevent these divisions, not just the leadership, he added.
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