James Edward Johnson

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Bad news from Israel on multiple fronts …

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Between the ouster of Shinui and the candidacy of Marwan Barghouti, it has been a bad day in Israel. On both the Israeli and Palestinian side, people appear to be taking action against liberty. Marwan Barghouti is just a thug, and his candidacy is a crual joke that may turn into more if the multiple murderer receives popular support from Palestinians. The ouster of Shinui is more complicated. Shinui needs to stick to basic principles of liberty and Sharon needs atleast nominal support from the welfare statist Shas and UTJ to pull out of Gaza. It is quite the conundrum. If only Shinui could form a government … I can only dream.

On the rare good news front, Haaretz reports, a bill proposing Jewish-only communities was defeated. On the dark side of good news, the issue should never have touched the Knesset and the vote was very close. On the bright side, it was defeated early, in its preliminary reading.


Written by JamesEJ

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 6:21 pm

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