Democracy - yeah... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harvey
    • 29.04.10 | 08:06 (IDT)

    Democracy, contrary to what Nissim said, does not simply mean 'majority rule', it includes the principles of all citizens being equal in the eyes of the law. Not a law skewed to favour some... even be they a minority... and a law that jumps around to make illegal actions retroactively legal. Israel's definition of a democracy is severely flawed. It does not matter how hard one shouts: we have a democracy. That is not what makes a democracy.

    from the article: Israel's tyranny of the majority is dangerous
    First published 01:50 29.04.10 | Last updated 06:52 29.04.10
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