It is important to Israel to appear as a democracy even if they are not - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 21.02.11 | 20:26 (IST)

    Israeli right wingers are so drunk with their power in Israel that they sometimes go too far even for them, before they realize that everybody is watching them with wide eyes. Passing laws to target the left is not something that can be done in a democracy. This doesn't bother Israelis, but, for appearance sake, they may reconsider. Maybe they will just send out midnight IDF squads and make the lefties "disappear". As long as it is not caught on camera, it is not a crime in Israel.

    from the article: Knesset postpones vote over panels of inquiry into leftist NGOs
    First published 16:48 21.02.11 | Last updated 16:48 21.02.11
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