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"Jewish state" Bans Arab Parties from Elections

By a margin of 26-3, the Israeli Central Elections Committee decided to ban the Balad Party from running in next month’s election. By a margin of 21-8, they also banned the United Arab List-Ta’al (UAL-T). The two bans will prevent more than half of the current Arab members of Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, from running for reelection.


Source: http://news.antiwar.com/2009/01/12/israel-bans-arab-parties-...

Some "democracy" is that "Jewish state".

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Sorry guys, I never say bad words, but that right there is....

F'd up. F****k them... I am so sick of all these Religious assholes making the rules......We need to unite, and tell them all to kiss our asses okay.... My comment here will probably be deleted by one of the trolls that Michael has elected to be Moderators, so be it, I have said my piece.

I am praying for war...

Russia laying waste to Israel. This endeavor would rally many Arab Nations to help, (not that Russia would need any). It would be glorious and all the United States could do in this matter would be to give "strong recommendations" against this aggressive action.

you are sick. want war so

you are sick. want war so bad? why don't you move to a war zone, pick up a rifle and have at it.

you've lost your mind. if you've read any of my posts, I'm no fan of our money and weapons going to Israel, and I'm no fan of their handling of the "palestinian problem".

but you are clearly irrational.

dfwider,He is not being irrational, he is like most Americans...

Most of us are tired and sick of what is going on, and Israel needs to be set in their place, they have had the luxury of having the U.S. support them, for what? For them it is all about Religion, and power, and quite frankly, I am tired of all the crap, aren't you? Or do you like all this crap? What alot of the world especially Americans, and the Europeans do not even comprehend is that the Muslins, and, Arab nations just want to be left alone, no different than what most Americans want, what is so hard to understand, listen to Ron Paul, you might learn a few things,


Israel is just begging...begging for destruction. how far do you push?? this is bigger news than anyone knows.

Let the nukes on Israel begin, see how they like that...

I am so sick of our government giving our dollars to governments like Israel, and feeding their enemies at the same time. Maybe the Arab nations, along with most of Europe will applaud when Israel is taken off the map for their atrocities they have commited on other people like the those in Gaza, and the United States finally gets rid of the puppet masters of Israel, and America will be free again to prosper like China is doing now. Free Trade, and Capitalism does work if left alone, the government has no business in the economy, our U.S. government is there to protect our borders, and to promote trade, not to make our American lives what they are today which is total chaos. Our government needs to stay out of the market, and let us invest wisely, and make mistakes on our own as individuals, and also deal with the consequences.

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Example: Here is what the Arabs BAN in one of their countries.

There are no synagogues for the small expatriate Jewish population.

The Government does not permit churches to display crosses on the outside of their premises or to erect bell towers. However, this restriction is not always enforced and some churches do display cross designs on their buildings. Some churches were overcrowded and had to conduct services or masses in open courtyards on special occasions due to space limitations. However, there was no government interference within church compounds.

Churches accepted converts from all religions except Islam because the Government does not recognize or permit conversion from Islam to another religion.

The country's sole Internet service provider, Etisalat, occasionally blocked websites containing religious information. These sites included information on the Baha'i faith, Judaism, negative critiques of Islam, and testimonies of former Muslims who converted to Christianity.

The Government's Information and Privacy Law provides penalties for using the Internet to preach against Islam, inciting someone to commit sin, and using the Internet to promote a breach of public decency.

Under Shari'a, Muslim men may marry non-Muslim women who are "people of the book" that is, Christian or Jewish women; however, Muslim women are not permitted to marry non‑Muslim men unless the man converts to Islam.

Because Islam does not consider marriage between a non-Muslim man and a Muslim woman valid, both parties to such a union are subject to arrest, trial, and imprisonment on grounds of fornication.


I thought the state of Israel was "democratic"

What happened? I guess they're only "democratic" for the Jewish people and not the Arab people.

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained." -Mahatma Gandhi


"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy


I could not have said it better... Amazing how people forget what their democracy really means....Only the Israels can vote, but not the Arab citizens, o'my get real, this is not a democracy, it is a dictatorship, just as Bush has said in the past....

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Countries do things differently in time of war. What Israel

did is nothing compared to what we have done (see below). Let us get real. You did not respond to my last post of what freedom is like in Arab states. Did you read all of their restrictions? The two are like night and day in terms of freedom. Do you agree with that?

WWII Violations of German American Civil Liberties by the US Government

Introduction. German Americans are the largest ethnic group in the US. Approximately 60 million Americans claim German ancestry. German American loyalty to America's promise of freedom traces back to the Revolutionary War. Nevertheless, during World War II, the US government and many Americans viewed German Americans and others of "enemy ancestry" as potentially dangerous, particularly recent immigrants. The Japanese American WWII experience well known. Few, however, know of the European American WWII experience, particularly that of the German Americans. The government used many interrelated, constitutionally questionable methods to control those of enemy ancestry, including internment, individual and group exclusion from military zones, internee exchanges for Americans held in Germany, deportation, "alien enemy" registration requirements, travel restrictions and property confiscation. The human cost of these civil liberties violations was high. Families were disrupted, reputations destroyed, homes and belongings lost. Meanwhile, untold numbers of German Americans fought for freedom around the world, including their ancestral homelands.

countries do things

countries do things differently in war time?

yea...like throw out the rules and limitations on government....running with the "give us an inch, and we'll take a mile" strategy.

hence the desire for perpetual war. it gets rid of those pesky restrictions and limitations on government.

I'm really disappointed in your posts. I'm still waiting for one redeeming post from you.

Have you plateaued yet? this is it?

We just

Elected a guy named Barrack Hussein Obama? You are a cyber assault tool.

Any Jews permitted to vote in Arab elections?

Are there even elections?


More reason to stay out of the way.

The law of self determination applies.


Last I checked...

...there weren't any Arab states claiming to be "democracies" except the one in Iraq (which is kind of a long story about how they became a "democracy" and so forth).

You're a transparent apologist for the Zionist Occupation Government and you disgust me rhino.

Are you going to tell me that I'm Hitler and a Jew hater now?

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained." -Mahatma Gandhi


"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

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JKap: The question that rhino is indirectly asking is......

Does an Israeli living in any of the Arab States have as much freedom as a Muslim living in Israel? Is the answer is "yes they do," than all of this discussion is valid. If they do not, what is there to discuss. Do we support freedom in the world? Does Israel afford more freedom to the Muslims living in Israel than vice versa? Is not that a good thing?

Have you ever been to a "Muslim Country"?

If so, which ones?
If not, try to do more research from sources other than the government or Fox news.
Which country was the only safe place for Jews when Hitler was hunting them down?
Need a hint?....................
It was also the first country to recognize a new constitutional republic formed by a bunch of people escaping tyranny and oppression in England.
In case you didn't get it, the constitutional republic is what we now call the USA.
Have you figured out the name of the country that I speak?

It is Morocco (a Muslim country)

King Hassan told the Germans "we don't have Muslims, Christians or Jews........ just Moroccans".
There were Jews in the government.
In Muslim ruled Spain Jews also flourished and the Sultan's right hans man was Jewish.

When Israel was formed the Jews in Morocco refused to leave so the Mossad bombed a temple and blamed it on the Muslims.
The Zionists convinced the Jews that they can only be safe in Israel.
To this day there are still thousands of Jews in Morocco and some cities have the street signs in Hebrew.
Do yourself a favor and don't allow yourself to be spoon fed Zionist propaganda.


Jkap their is no way

Rhino has a kid.. He's on here way to damn much... I question my self for being here as much as I am but that's just it. I have no one.. No girlfriend wife or child.

You and I both know why he's here. As well as a few other too. You stick around long enough you pick up on things.

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