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    • YYonataan
    • 14.11.11 | 18:53 (IST)

    but I am afraidthat Israel, under NEtanyahu's right-wing, ultra-Orthodox coalition, is taking a turn for the worse in all that has to do with democracy. The bill under discussion, plus the bill to politicize the appointment of Supreme Court judges, taken together with the growing power of the Rabbinate, the ban on swome soldiers singing and mixed dancing, makes me feel like I'm in the wrong place or the wrong century. Politicians like Lieberman, Elkin and Ben-Ari have either not been raised in the democratic tradition or have never accepted it. One of the few bright lights in this growing darkness are, believe it or not, the ultra-right wing MK, Benny Begin, who, in spite of his position on the West Bank, remains a fierce defender of democracy and is adamantly opposed to all moves to limit it.

    from the article: Netanyahu's 'draconian laws' are attack on Israeli democracy, say MKs
    First published 17:43 14.11.11 | Last updated 17:43 14.11.11
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