Shavit meant 'banana republic' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 28.10.10 | 22:09 (IST)

    you're right, also a third world country could have an army that behaves, a democratic process that works, etc. Shavit meant a 'banan republic' a state in which the army leaders are corrupt, the military, the commercial and the political elites are intertwined and corrupt. like in this case.

    from the article: Has Israel become a third-world country?
    First published 01:54 28.10.10 | Last updated 01:54 28.10.10
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