Thought for the Day: The Democratic State of Israel

religion | Jun 29, 2012 | By Martin Barillas

Christian procession in Israel.

"In a region where women are stoned, gays are hanged, Christians are persecuted, Israel ... is different.... Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel's Arab citizens enjoy real democratic rights.... Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what is right about the Middle East." - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel speaking on May 24, 2011. 


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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