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    • Husein El Diffawi
    • 08.06.10 | 16:25 (IDT)

    As a Palestinian, I am envious of Israel's unique democracy that has Arabs on its Knesset who can say and do things that most countries would not allow, certainly there are no Arab regimes, however liberal, who would allow their own government ministers to do and say things that Israeli democracy allows. This has made the Israeli Arabs the envy of the Arab world even though we disguies our envy with digust. That's why I hope that Israel's democratic principles will triumph over its, perhaps justified, fury over the Flotilla treason of some of its MKs. Israel has shown itself as resilient over enormous obstacles that its critics (England, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Iran, Egypt) have never had to face down or confront to the same degree. I hope your anger at this moment doesn't disintegrate this delicate balance that you have acheived.

    from the article: Israeli Arab MKs face growing wave of death threats
    First published 14:22 08.06.10 | Last updated 14:22 08.06.10
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