69 million page views

Lieberman's win in Israeli elections

Reader comment on item: Who Won in Israel's Elections?

Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed (India), Feb 12, 2009 at 01:56

Lieberman's call to disenfranchise Israeli Arabs, on vague indeterminate trumped up pretexts, seriously violates the spirit of democracy in Israel. The West has a stake in Israel's democracy as Israel's own favourite US President had declared that democracies don't go to war. In as much as Israel has unleashed a 'war' on the undefended civilian population of Gaza, it would expose that Israel's democracy is deeply flawed. Instead of courting and accommodating and winning their goodwill, the attempt to marginalize Arabs, speaks loudly about the nature of Israel's democratic credentials. No occasion is spared when Israel as a democratic nation is not touted about. Lieberman's success in polls exposes the fascist underpinning of Israel's political spectrum. The world should think hundred times, before it confirms the democratic credential of a theocratic state.

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Lieberman's win in Israeli elections by Ghulam Muhammed

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)