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Liberal democracy is inseparable from Israeli solidarity writ-large

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Published: 16 April 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Democracy AND solidarity – Naomi Chazan – The Times of Israel 11.04.16
Naomi Chazan responds to Haviv Rettig Gur’s essay on the nature of Israel’s democracy. Rettig Gur’s Israel story is purposefully ethnocentric, referring only to the Jewish citizens of Israel and ignoring their Arab and other non-Jewish fellow citizens. It breeds on innate human fears, fortifies insular Jewish nationalism and downplays the role of democracy in the formation and evolution of a truly Israeli identity. The founders’ vision of liberal democracy as inextricably entwined with Israeli solidarity writ-large is not a matter of left and right – it is shared by Dan Meridor and Zehava Galon, by Reuven Rivlin and Isaac Herzog, by Benny Begin and Ayman Odeh.
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And see: Left, Right and the nature of Israel’s democracy April 5, 2016


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