How easily this phrase 'Zionist & Democratic' trips of the tongue. How increasingly empty it sounds. More than sixty years of the State of Israel have shown us in a million ways that democracy is completely incompatible with political Zionism. Naturally, we should not expect the ever ambition Barak to acknowledge this, nor the hordes of unthinking sheep who support Israel come what may. But the rest of the world is becoming more aware everyday that the State of Israel is a sham democracy in which human rights and privileges are distributed unequally on the basis of ethnicity.
from the article: Ehud Barak quits Labor to form 'centrist, Zionist and democratic' party