Israeli Persecution of Palestinian Children - by Stephen Lendman
Repeatedly in many ways, the real Israel belies the myth of a free, open, democratic state. In fact, the very notion is ludicrous even to growing numbers of fed up Israelis, voting with their feet and leaving.
As a result, it's no exaggeration calling Israel a failed state, a topic Noam Chomsky addressed in one of his many books.
Titled "Failed States," he listed characteristics they all share, including:
-- their inability or unwillingness to protect their citizens from violence and other forms of harm;
-- their abrogation of rule of law standards;
-- their lawless belligerent pursuits; and
-- if democracies, their policy deficiencies, exposing a serious "democratic deficit."