Apartheid state Israel persists in making occupation a fait accompli

Someone once told me that Israel is more civilised (he actually said “a way better country”, but I suppose that’s what he meant) than its neighbouring Arab states, simply because Israel is a democracy, and its neighbours are not.

Setting aside the question whether an apartheid state can in fact be called a democracy, I find that odd reasoning. Sure, democracy means that a government is in contact with its people and has to listen to a certain degree, but doesn’t this particular difference between Israel and its neighbours just show that the Israeli government’s crimes against humanity are backed by a mandate from its people?

So what does it mean, that a country claiming to be a western democracy, defies the world’s anger, and persists in illegally building more houses in stolen land, thereby more and more making the occupation a fait accompli?

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