There aren’t words to describe how disgusting and unjustifiable this is. Israel is moving toward banning Israeli-Arab political parties from participating in the forthcoming elections. (Via Yglesias.) The only reason this is being done is because the Arab parties are against the Gaza war. Under a proposal that passed a Knesset committee, Arabs can vote, just only for political parties that are controlled by Jews; and can run for office in those same parties. So it’s the Mideast’s Only Democracy, with 20 percent of the population disenfranchised based on race?
For the love of God, Israeli parliamentarians: turn back. There is no upside to what you are doing. Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi says he’ll appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, which has to rescue Israel from the brink.