A “Democracy” called Israel

Posted: April 21, 2007 in anti-Semitism, Middle East, News & Views, Palestinians, Politically Incorrect News & Views, Politics, World News

The only “democracy” in the Middle East! This is something we’ve heard time and again. Most Israelis and their puppets in the U.S. Congress or elsewhere in the world, proudly and blatantly make this claim worldwide and, unfortunately, most “Westerners” believe this.

Why wouldn’t one believe it? When we watch the news, we see people who “resemble” us in looks and dress. Oh, and they speak perfect American English too. They’re blond, blue-eyed or “Italian” looking bunch who are sunbathing in thongs and micro bikinis, sip familiar looking drinks on the beaches of stolen lands, and wearing the same sun glasses that you and I wear.

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Humor me for a second and imagine – or try to remember what you notice on any TV-news report about any Arab country – and I bet you all you can think of is veiled women in black, old and ugly men (from Afghanistan or Iraq mind you) who have 3 or more teeth missing and the rest covered with plaque that the most skillful dentist would rather quit his profession before attempting to help such a bunch. Images of pre-historic carts pulled by an aging donkey or mule, markets filled with chaos and muddy streets and some language in the background we never understood, are all too “familiar” images and sounds that we have of the Middle East.

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Then there are the articles (many on this blog) that have been scattered here and there by the media showing and proving that Israel is anything but a democracy. But you will only see this here or on the Web. In the U.S.? Hell No! Israel is a baby that must be nurtured to do the dirty work that our democracy does not tolerate!

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[The] “Law of Return”, which grants any Jew in the world the right to automatic Israeli citizenship—to the implicit, like laws that make it harder in practice for Arabs to acquire land or practically impossible for Arabs from abroad to get Israeli citizenship by marriage. Economist April 19th 2007.

Palestinian (and, to a lesser extent, Druze and Bedouin) Arabs, who make up over one-fifth of Israel’s 7.1m citizens, find Israel’s self-definition as a “Jewish and democratic” state rather oxymoronic. Jewish Israelis, however, often stress that their Arab compatriots have full political rights, that there are a dozen Arabs in Israel’s 120-strong parliament, the Knesset, and that they can speak out in a way that they cannot in some Arab countries.

In recent months, Arab-Israeli intellectuals have published documents such as “The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel” and “The Democratic Constitution”, which call not only for legal and civic equality, but for “collective rights” that would create a multicultural state. They proposed, for example, giving Jews and Arabs autonomy over relevant issues, like religion and education; giving each group a veto over laws that could damage them; and making the state’s symbols, like the flag and the anthem, more inclusive.

Predictably, rightwingers were furious. They have long hated the combative, colourful Mr Azmi Bishara, an outspoken Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament; they tried to kick his party, Balad, out of parliament in 2003, saying that its slogan, “a state for all its citizens”, violated a law that enshrines Israel as “the state of the Jewish people”.

But many centrist and leftist Israeli Jews who call for urgent measures to end discrimination against Arabs balk at some of these proposals.

“I don’t think the citizens of a state have a human right to be identified with its symbols,” says Mordechai Kremnitzer, one of a group of Jewish Israelis who drafted a “Constitution by Consensus”, which says Israel should for the first time adopt a constitution defining a “Jewish and democratic state”.

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Democracy… only in Israel!

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Comments
  1. saudiecon says:

    nice work
    thanks for sharing – saluts from california!

  2. tzvika1 says:

    Thank You tzvika1 for your kind words.

    We aim to please! 😉

    ATW

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