Among the many virtues of democracy is the ability to openly criticize those in power without fear of persecution or death.
Recently Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the decision to do a mass overhaul of the country’s judicial system. In response, millions took to the streets to protest the move and the concern that the right is taking control of the government. Yesterday, it was a segment on WNYC‘s The Brian Lehrer Show.
This is democracy in action. This is the voice of the average citizen who disapproves of the actions of those in power and speaks loudly. Unlike other nations (cough,
Iran, cough) in which protesters are jailed, tortured, and killed, there is no such action from the military.
The only thing that I disagree with was the reporter’s statements about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (which is another topic for another time).
If I was advising Bibi, I would tell him to think long and hard about continuing on the path he is on. If he values his position and the voters who (again) put him in power, he would not listen to a minority whose beliefs differ from the rest of the population.
P.S. The video below speaks for itself in regard to the lies that the Palestinians tell themselves and the rest of the world.
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