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    • LS
    • 23.05.13 | 22:15 (IDT)

    The problem for Bibi is that his track record speaks for itself and most clear-thinking people know longer believe his lies. He has done enough to show that when he talks about wanting to achieve peace, a viable two-state settlement is the last thing he is seeking. Now we have further evidence that the millions of shekels he spends on trying to market Israel to the world as a free-thinking modern state is just a sham. Bibi is right in thinking that demonstrations in places such as Silwan and Umm al Fahm could lead to unrest but what would these people be demonstrating against - an illegal occupation and the treatment of Israel's non-Jewish citizens as second-class citizens. Why should a gay rights parade lead to potential security problems?. Because bigots and religious extremists might use violence to try to try and prevent it from taking place. By seeking to prevent such demonstrations Bibi is only doing more of the same, prioritising the needs of religious and nationalist extremists over others.

    from the article: Netanyahu asked Israel's AG to prohibit charged protests like J'lem gay parade
    First published 15:17 23.05.13 | Last updated 20:17 23.05.13
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