Friday, December 23, 2005

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Israeli Democracy Facade Crumbles

In a surprise to some, but not to those who reach this blog, Israeli democracy is showing it's true colors:

Though Israel is officially a democracy, Ariel Sharon appears to be in the unique position of being able to determine, all by himself, a full third of the upcoming Knesset. The article explains that because Sharon's new party doesn't have committee's and so forth yet, he'll just have to take the hard task of appointing all it's positions himself. Bummer, must be tough. Article here.

To exclude Feiglin, Netanyahu added a clause saying that the proposal exempts people who the Likud's central elections committee decided did not commit a crime involving moral turpitude. The committee ruled three years ago that there was no moral turpitude in Feiglin's 1997 conviction for seditious acts, publications and unlawful assembly during his protest of the Oslo Accords. So getting 20% of the party vote, third highest in the party, isn't worthy of a party seat. Run that white boy out of town, he don't be our type! Article here.

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