Israeli democracy akin to apartheid
Published 04/02/2011 | 05:00
Kevin Myers (February 2) describes Israel as "the one and only democracy" in the Middle East.
Is it really? How can Israel be described as a democracy when it has ruled over millions of Palestinians in the territories it has occupied by force since 1967, without according them any democratic rights?
That demonstrates a 40-year record of contempt for democracy, rather than a commitment to it.