Inherent in democracy is the principle of free speech. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • reno
    • 04.10.10 | 08:32 (IST)

    Those countries unable to tolerate dissent in any form are generally totalitarian. If Israel considers itself to be a democracy, it should welcome dissenting voices. If the democracy is so fragile that it cannot hear criticism, one can question just how democratic it is, or at best, how long it can remain democratic. It is not necessary to 'get rid of that trash'. Stifling those voices makes Israel comparable to its stated enemies.

    from the article: 'We were supposed to enter quietly - instead we threw grenades'
    First published 01:27 04.10.10 | Last updated 01:27 04.10.10
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