Democracy vs. Teocracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter
    • 22.12.05 | 17:47 (IST)

    This is indeed the right way for the Palestinians to fight occupation. Look at what Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi achieved over time vs. IRA, Black Panther, ETA, Red Brigades, Baader-Meinhoff and indeed Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The former has transformed society and culture and created lasting change against all odds. The latter simply created death, havoc and destruction. When Palestinians take to the moral high ground, Israel must decide if it truly is part of the democratic, human, tolerant and diversified world, or if it is a semi-democratic, borderline teocratic country with the hidden racial and ethnic dismcriminations that goes with such a country.

    from the article: IDF completes evacuation of Bil'in 'outpost'
    First published 00:00 21.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 21.12.05
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