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    • bronxite10
    • 20.04.10 | 06:27 (IDT)

    Ola, you seem unaware of the controversy surrounding flag burning. There are statutes in the U.S. that prohibit burning the U.S. flag, and there are many in the U.S. who think it should be illegal. Are the democratic credentials of the U.S. tenuous at best as well or is only Israel's democracy that can be called into question? The point I'm making is not whether flag burning should be permitted. I think it's pretty obvious that it should be constitutionally protect symbolic speech. My point is that you may be quick to accuse Israel of having a tenuous democracy, and if another country like the U.S. did the same thing, you would never think to make such a sweeping assertion. Why is that?

    from the article: Jerusalem police charge Haredi youth for torching Israeli flag
    First published 16:56 19.04.10 | Last updated 14:30 25.04.10
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