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The fear society

November 24, 2016 23:01

The zealots and the Jewish Brotherhood, who are fast creating a situation where Israel will implode, should read Natan Sharansky's The Case for Democracy.
As it is pointed out here:

In Natan Sharansky's book, The Case for Democracy, he offers the test of the Public Square. Can a person enter the public square, and express an opinion without fear of arrest? Israel's Knesset has just ruled that one might not necessarily fear arrest, but one should brace oneself for a pricey law suit and a fine.
If any Israeli calls for the boycott of any person or any group for the reason that they live in Israel - or in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria - they are liable to be taken to court.
According to the Public Square Test, Israel could now be seen to be edging away from being a free society, teetering on the brink of what Sharansky might call a "fear society". At the same time, this ellision between Judea and Samaria/West Bank and the rest of Israel would seem to place Israel's most contentious and complex conflicts into the hands of one of the State's bluntest tools: Legislation.

Let us remind ourselves - and those wannabe settlers - that the Jewish Agency-funded Makom was among the organisers of the We Believe in Israel conference.
Boycott the settlements.

November 24, 2016 23:01

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