Safeguarding Freedom and Civil Rights - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ursula Lahat
    • 23.01.11 | 11:25 (IST)

    Shlomo Avineri has - as usual - encapsulated the essence of the problems inherent in the perpetuation of the denial of freedom and civil rights not only to Palestinians in the Territories but by extension also encroaching on the rights of Israeli Arabs living in Israel proper. It is time - especially for the political leaders in the country - to wake up and take stock of what the true values are that they need to espouse and embrace in order to return the country to a semblance of sanity and of humanistic and democratic values, forsaking their own, short-sighted, self-serving political agenda and rising to the challenge of the moment with their perspective directed to the long-term, historical benefits for all citizens and for the good of the country.

    from the article: A free nation in our land
    First published 01:20 23.01.11 | Last updated 01:20 23.01.11
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