Searching for a balance between Jewish and democratic

20.08.2011                      20.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Ekew

Knesset:

Searching for a balance between Jewish and democratic

The Knesset session was dominated by issues of national identity, with Israel Beiteinu leading a parade of controversial legislation.

Remember the boycott bill? It was not that long ago that housing was a problem hardly anyone seemed to care about, and coalition MKs were incessantly drafting “nationalist legislation.”
Instead of “social justice,” pundits and op-ed writers were talking about “democracy” and “freedom of speech,” and whether they were compatible with the state’s Jewish identity….