Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East?

Nasir Khan, June 4, 2014

As compared to the pre-historic dinosaurs that rule the Arab world, Israel has the nominal wherewithal of a democracy, more in form than in substance. Its apartheid system, its occupation of the land of the Palestinians, its disregard of international laws and conventions, its continued expansion by illegal settlements in the West Bank brings it in the category of a state whose hybrid status puzzles social scientists! But it is a colonial-settler state based on a mythical supremacist ideology that has a destructive political agenda in the region and beyond.


One Response to “Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East?”

  1. sudhan Says:

    Professor Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, commented thus: “Yes, I agree. At most it is a limited democracy for its Jewish citizens as Palestinian citizens are denied many rights because of nationality.”


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