But those holding on to this perception are not thinking about the ironic fact that even if this simplistic and baseless division was accurate, Israel's conduct in the past three decades does not enable it to be attached to the enlightened and rational community of nations, particularly in light of the fundamentalist zeal that accompanied the settlement enterprise.
A culture war between East and West?
Therefore, the worldview that talks about a culture war between East and West, more than it contributes to the understanding of the conflict's nature and to bringing it closer to an end, works to perpetuate it. This perception always prefers the military option over the diplomatic one, because "there's nobody to talk to and nothing to talk about." And if it materializes, an attack on Iran's nuclear sites would constitute a terrible manifestation of that same apocalyptic, fateful doctrine.