israel is not a democracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • paul harris
    • 24.07.05 | 10:22 (IDT)

    the israeli electoral system is the antithesis of democracy. further without banning all ex military personell from becoming ministers there is no hope of democracy. without making all state laws secular there is no hope of israel becoming a democracy. without an unbreakable constitution ther is no hope for democracy without forcing the courts to refrain from making law or decisions based on abstractions , [baraks recent admonition to an opponent of disengagement was so breathtaking hypocritical that any comment is superfluous] there is no hope that it will ever become a democracy having said that the marches against disengagement are as or no less democratic as any other of anarchic activities in israel there is a total breach of the basic tenet the law of return and the marchers ARE UPHOLDING ISRAELS OWN LAWS

    from the article: Civics lesson at Kfar Maimon
    First published 00:00 24.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 24.07.05
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