Tuesday 21 February 2017

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.

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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.

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