February 25, 2014

Why Israelis Are Content to Live in a Bubble

Jonathan Cook, The National

The Associated Press

Inside Israel, the government is seeking to silence the few critical voices left. The intimidation was starkly on display last week as the supreme court considered the constitutionality of the recent “boycott law”, which threatens to bankrupt anyone calling for a boycott of either Israel or the settlements.

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TAGGED: Angela Merkel, Germany, Palestinians, Palestine, Middle East, Israel


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