If only Israel were a democracy! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eileen fleming
    • 28.06.10 | 14:17 (IDT)

    In the May 28, 1993 edition of Yedioth Ahronoth, Ariel Sharon explained: "The terms ‘democracy’ or ‘democratic’ are totally absent from the Declaration of Independence. This is not an accident. The intention of Zionism was not to bring democracy, needless to say. It was solely motivated by the creation in Eretz-Isrel of a Jewish state belonging to all the Jewish people and to the Jewish people alone. This is why any Jew of the Diaspora has the right to immigrate to Israel and to become a citizen of Israel."

    from the article: Israel should be thankful it didn’t make it to the World Cup
    First published 20:34 25.06.10 | Last updated 20:34 25.06.10
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