TV News LIES

Monday, Jun 29th

Last update05:56:29 AM GMT

You are here News International Veteran Israeli settler says democracy is obstacle

Veteran Israeli settler says democracy is obstacle

E-mail Print PDF

Israel's democracy has long been a point of pride for its citizens — setting the country apart in a region of autocratic governments. But veteran settler leader Benny Katzover says democracy is getting in the way of what he believes is a higher purpose.

"We didn't come here to establish a democratic state," Katzover said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We came here to return the Jewish people to their land."

Katzover's comments appear to reflect a growing radicalization among some right-wing religious groups. They come at a time of a rise in attacks on Palestinians by vigilante settlers and an increase in complaints by liberal Israelis that the country's right-wing parliament and government have launched an unprecedented attack on the pillars of democracy. Israel has preserved its democratic system through decades of turmoil, though it never extended it to Palestinians in occupied lands.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Why police don't pull guns in many countries

Police in other countriesThe officer, alert but cautious, pounds on the suspect’s door. “Polizei!” he says forcefully, in his...

As euro exit looms, Greece shutters banks and announces capital controls

Greece to close banksGreece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the cabinet deciding,...

Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel

Israel inteercepts boat headed for GazaIsrael's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip...

Iran nuke talks set to go beyond deadline

Iran talks to go onA senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!