#3 Bubba. Got carried away equating 'Israel' with 'democracy'? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zmogus
    • 16.03.07 | 18:59 (IST)

    "Why, in G-d`s name, would anti-Israel activity not be illegal!." - Bubba You confuse 'Israel' with 'democracy'. Israel is a single material entity that can be democratic, monarchic, despotic and whatever not. Democracy's defined in generic definitions applicable anywhere. Everywhere citizens have different oppinions on what/who is bad for their country. In all democracies any persecution of the partisans of one or another opinion concerning what's good/bad for the country is illegal. Throughout the history the monopolization of power by "I-know-better-that-our-country-what-is-good-for-our-country" have always finished by the abolition of democratic laws standing on the way. I really hope this horrible document testifies more of educational immaturity of certain top-officials of a young democracy, rather than cutting down the young stem of this democracy. The document in effect says: "The Gvnt reserves illegal means preventing legal actions of the subjects of this country".

    from the article: PMO to Balad: We will thwart anti-Israel activity even if legal
    First published 00:00 16.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.03.07
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