As we have been told ad nauseum, ISRAEL IS OUR GREATEST ALLY because Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. Now comes this troubling news about the state of liberal democracy in Israel from the Israel Democracy Institute.
“The gaps between the different political camps (Jewish Israelis) on this matter are very large: whereas among those defining themselves as left-wing only 26% oppose including Arab parties in the government and appointing Arab ministers, among those locating themselves in the center a majority opposes it (56%), and among right-wingers an even larger majority does not want to see Arab parties in the government (89%).”
Want to hear a joke about democracy?
73% of Jewish Israelis oppose including Arabs in a coalition government.
89% of rightwing Jewish Israelis oppose including Arabs in a coalition government.
It is the highest rate of opposition ever to including Arabs in an Israeli government. Well … put that in your pipe and smoke it! Sounds like “racism” to me!