Secular democracy? That's funny - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Brad
    • 01.11.09 | 04:46 (IST)

    It is only a secular democracy in name. To the extent that the Turkish government calls the shots, the Mullas might as well be in power. Erdogan is a prisoner of tribalism. All that counts is blood relations. Certainly not justice. Those who are under attack and have not and will not attack others need the big detterent. Were it not for that, one wonders whether even today there would be an Israel. Erdogan may wish to ingratiate himself with the vermin that run Iran and oppress Iranians but that alliance has not staying power because its an evil alliance. Theocracy and ideology of the type Iran leadership clings to, and which Erdogan aspires to, ultimately defeats itself. Sadly when it does, there are lots of innocent victims. But less than if it doesn't.

    from the article: Turkey PM: If you don't want Iran to have nukes, give yours up
    First published 20:08 31.10.09 | Last updated 20:10 31.10.09
Haaretz Headlines
An ambulance arrives to treat the victim of a suspected stabbing attack in the West Bank.

Israeli wounded in stabbing near West Bank settlement

IDF combing area for assailant, who is believed to have escaped to Palestinian village Nahalin.

The CBS News headline that precipitated the Knesset session.
Knesset panel summons foreign media over 'biased' coverage

Angry journalists, who initially boycotted the session, describe subcommittee's claims to be part of a 'witch hunt,' and slam Israel's 'authoritarian' efforts to clamp down on the media.

14:27 09.02.16 | 2 comments
Canadian flag

Canadian Jews begin warming up to Israeli expats

Leaving Israel used to be considered a disgrace, but today the growing expat community in Toronto is getting a warmer welcome by the city's Jews.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.
Bernie Sanders’ Israeli cousin: He's an honest politician, I'm 100% behind him

While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.

16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments