Alexander Yakobson is an Associate Professor of Ancient History in Hebrew Univeristy's History Department. His research topics also include modern democracy, nationalism, the nation-state, religion and state as well as the rights of national minorities. He is an op-ed contributor to Haaretz.
Many will argue that Israeli democracy is floundering because of the occupation of the West Bank. But as deeply as we wish to oppose the occupation, it is simply false to argue that it is destroying democracy in Israel proper.