Who can forget two famous quotes from Louis XIV: (1) I am the state, (2) It is legal because I wish it.. As the King of France, Loius XIV was one of the most powerful men of his time. He could get away with such ideas. Israel of today is a tiny democracy, with the emphasis on tiny, and a ? after democracy Still Israel's right wing government has more in common with a 16th century king than you would think. As for Uri Blau, he was not only doing his job, he was doing it very well and at some risk it seems. A free press is the cornerstone of democracy. The press must fill the gap when the government's opposition is silent.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
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