Supermodel tells Israeli tax authorities that she shouldn’t have to pay taxes for 2009-10 because she was living with her then-partner in the United States.22:43 09.02.16 | 0 comments
When a nation pledges to respect human rights, it promises to uphold the dignity of mankind at all times, not just when it's easy. A nation like Israel that claims to be a liberal democracy has the responsibility to provide security for its citizens while at the same time respecting the rights of its people. Of course a government will respect people's rights when there is no dissent; the real test is whether or not the state will hold to its own laws when the situation is serious. If a nation regularly curtails the rights of its citizens to provide security, it isn't living up to its mandate. If Israel curtails the rights of prisoners for this period, it is consciously opening up the door to a large number of human rights violations, and showing the true priorities of Israeli lawmakers.