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New York Times on Israel's Democracy

NYT deplores democracy.

by Stephen Lendman

The Times is a longtime imperial apologist. It's no different on Israel. On July 21, its editorial headlined "Israel's Embattled Democracy." 

Instead of discussing the real Israel, it did more to defend than criticize it. The Likud/Kadima divorce occasioned it.

In early May, unity was announced. Ten weeks later it dissolved. Collusion between Israel's two major parties dealt another blow to its faux democracy.

Netanyahu was called "a disappointing, risk-averse leader." Saying so conceals his real faults. He's Israel's worst ever prime minister. He's a world class thug.

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He heads a racist, repressive government. He contemptuously ignores the needs of his own people. Moshe Silman self-immolated in protest. 

Others followed his lead. Rage across Israel demands social justice. Jews are increasingly marginalized and denied. Arab citizens are treated like fifth column threats. 

For decades, Palestinians have been militarily occupied. They're denied all rights. More on what's wrong with Israel below. Its "embattled democracy" conceals it.

The Times focused on Likud/Kadima unity giving Netanyahu "unprecedented authority to get things done." True enough, but it's only the tip of many disturbing faults.

Kadima's Shaul Mofaz "outlined an encouraging agenda," said the Times. Saying so is in the eyes of the beholder. Israel's disturbing dark side matters most. Mofaz, like Netanyahu and other Israeli officials, reflects it.

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The Times barely touched on issues mattering most. Ticking off some falls flat without detail explaining them and why they're important.

For example, concern about "aggressive settlement building" omits decades of illegal occupation, militarized rule, land theft, dispossessions, and brutal repression enforcing despotic authority.

Mentioning hardline Israeli elements "resist(ing) serious peace talks" leaves unsaid decades of peace process hypocrisy. 

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