Former director of Israel’s Shin Bet security service Ami Ayalon writes:

“I was part of Israel’s defense community for decades as a combatant, as commander of the navy and as head of the Shin Bet security service. I lost friends in battle. I sent soldiers to war — some of whom never returned. These experiences are what lead me to clearly state: Continuing the occupation [of the West Bank Palestinians] is the single greatest threat to Israel’s safety, and to our existence as a democracy.”

See Ami’s complete op-ed in the Washington Post here – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/22/occupation-is-tearing-israel-apart-we-need-united-states-help-end-it/