Civil Rights and Israel

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Andrew Sullivan comments on the new Arab uprising on the Israeli borders and frames the debate in terms of civil rights:

The logic of the Arab Spring - self-determination and democracy as a fundamental right - cannot but involve Israel's occupation and continued settlement of the West Bank at some point. Israel is, after all, no longer the only democracy in the Middle East. It is just the only democracy forcibly occupying a foreign land and refusing to give the occupants full civil or political rights.