Israel at 60 – Challenges on the Road to Tranquility Raphael Cohen-Almagor Preliminaries Israel is still in process of development and undoubtedly it will face further tests. Never a dull moment. Missing component: Tranquility. The main challenges Relations with Neighbours
No shared raison d'être
The Declaration of Independence holds that Israel will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; that it will be based on the foundations of liberty, justice and peace;
that it will uphold complete equality of social and political rights to all of its citizens irrespective of religion, race or sex, and that it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.