Netanyahu Rejects Palestinian Sovereignty and Democratic Freedoms
He represents fascist governance
by Stephen Lendman
On January 20, Netanyahu said no to independent Palestine, yes to settlement expansions. More on that below.
Freedom House calls itself "an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world."
It deplores what it claims to support. It gets State Department and other US agency funding. It serves Washington's dark side. It helps further its imperial agenda.
Its January annual report headlined "Freedom in the World 2013." It called Israel the Middle East's only "free" state. Doing so turns truth on its head.
Free countries, it said, are ones with "open political competition, a climate of respect for civil liberties, significant independent civic life, and independent media."
Palestinians and Israeli Arabs have different views. So do most Jews mindful enough to know. Neoliberal harshness and broken electoral promises marginalize and harm them.