The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
Israelis, like the rioters in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab World, do not understand the meaning of the word democracy. They certainly do not understand how true democracies work - that freedom of speech and respect for the minority are sacred aspects of how democracy works. It's not "mob rule" that we see in Egypt of from people like Lieberman or like groups like the Haredim. Democracy is about having a Constitution and laws that protect the freedom of religion - neither of which are present in Israel. Burston, this is one of the most foolish pieces I have read from you. Maybe you need to take a long vacation in the US?