Israel has one of the worst records of human rights violations in the world. It puts her in the same league with unsavory countries such as Ruanda, Syria, Guatemala, etc. This is self inflicting, a manifestaion of a deeply racist state. A 'democracy' that doesn't protect the rights of minorities, even non-citizen minorities, isn't entitled to be recognized a democracy. If it wasn't for the often censored and silent Israeli media, a great deal of information about staggering human right violations vis-a-vis the palestinian population would have come out and even the US wouldn't have been able to save Israel from severe sanctions. The Mashriki woman is a throwback to a bolshevic system that uses little bureacrats to protect the system from reform. If Israel can still be considered a civilized society, it's because of the Israeli human rights organization working under extremely hostile and difficult conditions.
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from the article: Patriotism sans borders