israels democracy and diaspora incomprehension: - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • melpomene
    • 24.06.11 | 12:16 (IDT)

    Logios, you have hit the nail on the head! I explain constantly to Diaspora Jews (and non Jews) in articles and lectures - in brief: 'It's the demography, stupid!' Israeli has never established social and democratic norms, because of the pressures of absorbing a majority population from non democratic countries. The Declaration of Independence remained just that: a declaration of intent, not a constitution. (Whether all the founders were truly democratic is a moot point; but at least they understood what democracy means)

    from the article: Israel is tearing apart the Jewish people
    First published 02:03 24.06.11 | Last updated 02:03 24.06.11
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