No, Gideon. It is like Poland - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Krzysztof
    • 10.12.09 | 10:03 (IST)

    you don't need to go to the extremist Iran. Look at my country, Poland. Where ultracatholic Radio Maryja is being listened to by 2-4 millions of people. Where just 2 years ago the government was just like yours: a coallition of centrist-right (PIS) party with fashisizing-right (LPR) party and thieves-party (Samoobrona). Where most of inhabitants keep the catholic tradition, with the highest number of priests per person in the world, with churches everywhere and large influences of catholic church on the public life. But in Poland, too, there is democracy. And there are still millions of secular people who recently voted against this religious-nationalist turbomix. And we also have problems with lenient jurisdiction. So let's not exaggerate. Just people of Israel, do all you can to kick out the far right from your government. (and please, remove settlements from the West Bank, for the sake of your country... toda raba.)

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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