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    • James
    • 06.01.11 | 11:05 (IST)

    Gideon sure likes to talk alot. And if we were to believe him, all left wing Israelis are sitting in jail right now. There's no free speech in Israel, his daily posts are being published from some place of hiding out in siberia, and protests in Israel by the left are also completey supressed. This of course, flies int he face of reality in which not only are leftists provided the full freedom to say what they want and protest, when they protest they are accompanied by at least a dozen media outlets camera in hand. THE FACT that Israel has decided to force these organizations to be transparent, much like any democratic nation would expect from such volunteer organizations that regularly vilify Israeli citizens and put them at both phyiscial and legal risk in other countries should not be condemned as an act of persecution against the left, it should be applauded by the left for bringing transparency to political operations. For yes, the left, just like the right's words and actions are political. And every citizen everywhere in the world that reads a report by one of these organziations has the right to know if there is political bias, and this includes where their funding comes from. Far be it from Gideon Levy to understand that transparency is the cornerstone to democracy. Guess he never learned that one.

    from the article: When did it become illegal to be a Leftist in Israel?
    First published 03:30 06.01.11 | Last updated 03:30 06.01.11
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