20 April 2011

When will Israel, like Syria, lift its emergency laws?

It won't happen because unlike in the Arab world Israel has a fundamentally undemocratic state AND society. The limits on freedom in Israel are not much different to what you find in Arab states but it doesn't get much attention because hardly any Israeli Jews complain or protest against it since they believe they benefit from the undemocratic system they live under and the only people who suffer enough and have the consciousness to resist are Arabs, who don't count. Look at the heavy censorship of the press in Israel for example. Israeli journalists just don't complain or resist the fact that all their articles must be checked by the military prior to publication and censored and there are frequent bans on investigating certain stories. But their journalists just cooperate so no problem.

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