Israel and the United States of 2010 are both no (true) democracies....... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Swiss-Dino
    • 28.12.10 | 09:12 (IST)

    In Israel the Arab minority does not enjoy the same rights as the Jewish majority (no Arab-Israeli participation in the governement, so called "illegal" Arab houses immediately destroyed, while "illegal" Jewish houses, even illegal according to Israeli law, built every single day in the Jewish settlements). And political opponents (from the left) do obviously not enjoy anymore the right of free speech and civil disobedience, two anchors of a true democracy. And the United States of 2010 is not a true democra- cy, because there is absolutely no free press/media (at least when it comes to the ME conflict and related areas) and because the 2-party "dictatorship" is deliberately suffocating any kind of political alterna- tive (again in collaboration with the mainstream media). Both the Israeli and the American people would deserve a lot better, wouldn't they...??? When will they finally stand up for their rights...??? (Just to make sure, that there is no misunderstan- ding here: No, in most Arab states, there is no true democracy either, but at least they aren't claiming to be a shining light of humanity.....)

    from the article: Israeli leftist jailed three months for protesting Gaza blockade
    First published 01:06 28.12.10 | Last updated 01:06 28.12.10
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