first of all israel is not the only Free Democratic State in the Middle East. far from it. lebanon is a democratic state, whether you like how it works or not doesn't take away the fact. and secondly stop calling everyone that questions israels morality and foreign policy an anti-semite. half the people on here that are called anti semites are SEMITES (arabs). jews aren't the only semites, and the majority of jews living in israel aren't anything like the jews that occupied this land ages ago. just because you speak hebrew and have a fanatic dream of moving back to the HOLY LAND doesn't make you anything like the ancient jews of this land. get with the program its almost 2008 stop the religious fanatics be it JEWS or MOSLEMS.
from the article: Officials: Israel to allow construction in existing W. Bank settlements