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Netanyahu Rejects PAlestinian Sovereignty and Democratic Freedoms

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Haaretz discussed "false economic promises." It said Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz "handed out money" to the usual interests, "and now the public will have to pay the price."

It urged Israelis not to forget when heading to the polls to vote. They didn't pay attention before and don't now. They've got themselves to blame.

Eva Berger is School of Media Studies dean/College of Management Academic Studies. Until November 2011, she was Israel's press adviser.

She quit over eroding press freedom . She said she wouldn't "lend (her) hand to this." She cited proposed legislation enabling government to sue journalists and media sources for libel.

She mentioned shutting down a Jewish/Palestinian radio station. At the same time, others were threatened for reporting anti-government views. Legislative proposals worried her. 

They're worse now than then. Freedom in Israel is fast eroding. Netanyahu and like-minded extremists bear full responsibility.

On January 22, Israelis vote. Ballot options largely exclude choice. Dominant parties control things. They spurn fundamental rights. Right-wing extremism is policy. They reflect fascism, not democracy.

In summer 2007, historian Ilan Pappe left Israel. He felt like "public enemy number one." He was pilloried for his anti-Zionist views.

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