Of course, that democracy has just banned its two largest Arab parties (Balad and UAL-T) from participating in the upcoming Knesset elections, which will prevent more than half the Arab Israeli citizens already in the parliament from running for re-election.
These have to be extremist parties, right? Parties dedicated to the destruction of Israel, right?
Well, not exactly:
The Arab parties earned the ire of the most hawkish elements in the Israeli government by publicly opposing the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip. Balad likewise made enemies by explicitly calling for equal rights for all citizens of Israel, regardless of national or ethnic identity, which the ruling Kadima Party said would “undermine Israel’s identity as a Jewish state.”
I'd come up with a really snappy sentence to end this post, but--with both the US Senate and House having voted nearly unanimously in favor of giving Israel a blank check--I'm so astounded to find that this anti-democratic act doesn't penetrate the American psyche that I'm....