Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 2:06 PM
Subject: Israel a democracy ?
In your interview today with Hanan Ashrawi and Raanan Gissin,
Mr Gissin says proudly Israel is a democracy. Maxim Ghilan the well-known
Israeli journalist and author stated : " Israel is a Western type
democracy for Jews only...., an oasis of democracy, that prospers on a form of
Apartheid racism, like Apartheid South Africa was a
democracy for whites only...Arabs who are citizens of the state are less
fortunate... Arabs in the occupied territories have no rights
In fact Israel is a theocracy, unlike any state that claims to
be a true democracy. If this is the kind of democracy Mr. Gissin brags about,
then God help the rest of us.
Ismail Zayid, MD