Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Only Democracy in the Middle East

A great article by Avi Shlaim which, aside from punching holes in Israeli propaganda, points out that while Israel is a "rogue state" that practises terrorism and threatens the use of weapons of mass destruction, the Palestinians have built "the only genuine democracy in the Arab world" against all odds. A point worth remembering next time one of Israel's chronically self-righteous apologists pleads that Israel is "the only democracy in the Middle East".