#89: Yardsticks for judging Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fairplay
    • 18.03.07 | 02:31 (IST)

    It is all too easy to join the pack of Israel bashers and apply a yardstick that older democracies, such as the UK and the USA fail to comply with themselves. You must also remember that Israel has been in a state of siege and on a war footing since its foundation, which can explain most of the violations of civil iberties that have occurred hitherto. What worries me now is an attempt by the present government to breach the Rule of Law, which represents a fundamental marker of an accountable government.

    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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