erikn and the bias of western courts - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joe Sittizen
    • 25.11.09 | 17:46 (IST)

    Erikn would have you think that Israel is the sole western country that has biased courts. I admit, our courts are biased. They are also misogynist, class stratified, and populated with officials who should undergo psychological testing before they are admitted to the court. However, to preach to us that "the rule of law means little to Israel these days with biased courts" shows not just your ignorance, but that you've probably never even been here, let alone stepped inside an Israeli court. As a westerner, how can we relate to you? You don't say what country your from, but I can't think of a single western country where the courts aren't biased against minorities, immigrants, or some social group. North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand - all have courts with histories of bias and worse. In many ways we're superior to you, wherever you are, because there are many cases of Palestinians indeed finding justice via the Israeli court system. Ha'aretz reports about it,

    from the article: Rights group: 69 cases of Palestinian olive trees destroyed, but no prosecutions
    First published 02:28 25.11.09 | Last updated 09:32 25.11.09
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