Missing from the argument are examples, in all of history, where a democracies has been able to survive the types of attacks being made on the Jewish state, and at the same have your hands tied behind your back in the nameo f preserving democracy. Many view democracy in Israel over the past 25 years as taking democracy too far, with out of control, “irresponsible” free speech from within. Well, there are no such examples. So Israel is being asked to tread new ground where many are shouting democracy, democracy but have little idea why this is such a good idea, at this time. On a personal level,
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Gideon Levy, can you express yourself freely as a journalist in Israel?