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Monday, January 12, 2009


"The only democracy in the Middle East"

Not so much:
Israel on Monday banned Arab political parties from running in next month's parliamentary elections.
The West screams about the lack of democracy when Iran screens candidates and only allows "approved" candidates to run. Will they have anything to say about Israel's actions? No, undoubtedly they'll accept Israel's explanation that these parties were "supporting terrorism"...by holding demonstrations opposed to the Israeli assault on Gaza, not to mention the grievous sin of traveling to Syria and Lebanon.

Not to be forgotten, although it pretty much has been forgotten (just like the other 10,000 prisoners Israel holds and the similar numbers of Iraqis held without charges by the U.S.), is that Israel, those admirable "democrats," is still imprisoning dozens of legally-elected representatives of the Palestinian government.

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