THE ONLY DEVIANT DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Israel is gearing up to its 64th birthday celebrations. It is traditional among Jewish people to wish the celebrant ‘ad mea v’esrim’ (until 120).
Does this mean that Palestine has to wait another 56 years to be free?
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Israel prides itself on being ‘the Only Democracy in the Middle East’. There is a Yiddish expression that goes ‘es’redt zich azoi’ (say it enough times and you will believe it). That’s exactly what Israel is doing, as in reality, the ‘Democracy’ that (does not) exists there is  deviant one. A year ago, Israel’s right-wing daily, the Jerusalem Post published an interesting piece they titled ‘Israel’s democratic veneer’. It’s worth reading and can be accessed HERE.
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Interesting to see that even Israel’s ‘right’ have their doubts about it’s Democratic character.
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But, overlooked by them and many others is at whose expense this is at … the following video might help explain that. Listen carefully to the words of Mahmoud Darwash’s poem.
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A Land that was Abducted by Myths
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1 Comment

  1. IrishDane said,

    February 17, 2012 at 22:23

    I am Irish, living on a danish island , that has the same area as Gaza. we are 13,000 people here, where Gaza has 1,6 million. How can Israel bomb this little stretch of land from the air, land and sea?Do they have no decency? have they learned nothing from WW2? I just cant understand this mentality.


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