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Israel High Court allows Arab parties to run in elections after all

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Don’t silence the critics

Boaz Okon endorses High Court’s decision to allow Arab parties to run in elections after all

Boaz Okon

Published: 01.22.09, 15:08 /

Democracy is not about silencing the critics. It is in fact the opposite of that.

The attempt to curb freedom of opinion and the right to elect and be elected threatens the State’s stability more than the expression of an infuriating opinion. The High Court’s decision Wednesday reinforces these basic perceptions.

In light of the ongoing difficulty to understand this, as displayed at the Knesset’s Elections Committee where politicians conduct themselves as public relations professionals and take irresponsible decisions, we would do well to take away their power to disqualify Knesset lists. –more–

Written by morris

January 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

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