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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Israel's 'Fading Democracy'

Important piece of that title, in the wake of the Romney visit,  in tomorrow's NYT by the former speaker of the Knesset, who is author of book The Holocaust is Over.   "Listening to today’s political discourse, one can’t help but notice the radical change in tone. My children have watched their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, kowtow to a fundamentalist coalition in Israel. They are convinced that what ties Israel and America today is not a covenant of humanistic values but rather a new set of mutual interests: war, bombs, threats, fear and trauma. How did this happen? Where is that righteous America? Whatever happened to the good old Israel?"

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