A Basic lesson of Democracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • jack hanson
    • 08.05.06 | 07:50 (IDT)

    It seems to me that Israel & the U.S. unfortunatly beleive in selective democracy and not in true democracy. If the elected leaders are not acceptable to the U.S. or Isreal, then it is not democracy. The plastinians elected Hamas because the prior governemnt (Fatah) failed to deliver peace to them. I have read that many plastinian christians voted for Hamas though they are not musilms! Ever since Isaak Rabin was killed by an extremist Israeli, Isreal never had any intention to make peace with the plastinians. As a matter of fact the extrem right wing israeli are the ones to blame for the prominance of Hamas. Had Israel delivered on its promises in the Oslo Peace Treaty with the plastinians, Hamas would have never won the elections. Thus, you have no one to blame but yourselves. Your extremists killed the peace process when they killed Rabin in 1996! Then, you elected Arial Sharon, though his party's election platform was advocating openly for derailing the progress made by Rabin!

    from the article: World Bank says underestimated depth of Palestinian crisis
    First published 00:00 07.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.05.06
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