26.06.2015 - 07:05 [ Mondo Weiss ]

‘We are doing you people a favor by allowing you to be seated here,’ Netanyahu deputy tells Palestinians in Knesset

Netanyahu seems amused. He took to the stand to defend his deputy minister. He’ll undoubtedly characterize this as an example of Israel’s “robust” democracy. But the government’s response to the Joint Arab List’s request (“We are doing you people a favor by even allowing you to be seated here”) appears less like an example of a lovable rollicking democracy than an ethnocratic state in a destructive nationalist spiral.