Who Profits From the Myth of Israeli Democracy?

[Professor Paul Eidelberg]

Summary ... When we look at the myth that Israel is a democracy, we must ask, who profilts from this? Are there any Zionist organizations in the United States that are exploding this deadly myth? Are there any Zionist organizations in the US that do not profit from this insidious myth?

The grand reception Prime Minister Ehud Olmert received in the United States, the standing ovations accorded him as he addressed a joint session of the American Congress, the support he is receiving from various American Jewish organizations for his plan to "realign," i.e., dispossess and displace countless Jews in Judea and Samaria—despite the disaster of the so-called Disengagement Plan, which has made Gaza the Mecca of international terrorism—all this, I say, is the result of a deadly myth, that Israel is a democracy.

It is this myth of Israeli democracy that gave Mr. Olmert and his "Realignment Plan" legitimacy when he spoke to President George W. Bush, to the Congress of the United States, and to the American people.

It is this myth of Israeli democracy that facilitated the plan to dispossess and deport 10,000 Jews from Gaza and northern Samaria—this, by a government whose prime minister, Ariel Sharon, together with 68 Knesset members, campaigned against that very plan in the 2003 election.

It is this myth of Israeli democracy that enabled Mr. Sharon to nullify that election and thereby trample on the expressed will of the overwhelming majority of the people that voted in that election.

It is the myth of Israeli democracy that obscures and perpetuates prime ministerial dictatorship and institutionalized corruption in Israel.

It is the myth of Israeli democracy that enabled Israel's Supreme Court—a self-perpetuating oligarchy—to hand down the ruling that Judea, Samaria, and Gaza constitute "belligerent occupied territory"—a ruling that will lend color of legality to Mr. Olmert's Realignment Plan to forcibly expel innumerable Jews from their heartland.

It is the myth of Israeli democracy that is truncating and destroying the one and only Jewish homeland by endowing the State of Israel with legitimacy and its ruling elites with respectability in the United States of America.

But now I ask: Are there any Zionist organizations in America that are exploding this deadly myth?

Are there any Zionist organizations in America that do not profit from this pernicious myth?

[ Published: May 27, 2006 ]

Keep current with these articles

Sign up to receive free e-mail alerts.


Need to find additional information?

In Depth Analysis

The Myth of Al Aqsa Mosque

Islam as a religion and Muslims as a group have continued to ignore Jerusalem as a non-entity and continue to bow toward Mecca when they pray. However, the myth that the Temple Mount is actually the place of Mohammed's alleged ascent continues to exist. That myth has become factual history, as the Arab/Muslims claim that the Jews' most holy site, built thousands of years before Christianity or the beginnings of Islam belongs to Islam. And the West continues to believe the myth as the Mullahs babble about their non-existent history, harking back to the Philistines and other tribes long gone.

Hamas Document - 2017

Hamas explains general principles and objectives in 42-article document.

The Real Goal of the 'Palestinian' Intifada

PA/PLO leader Abbas seems intentionally to ignore that he and his PA/PLO are responsible for the violence, as a result of their daily incitement against Israel. A recent poll found that approximately half of 'Palestinians' believe the "Intifada" should lead to the destruction of Israel.

Emet Blog

Three Doors Down in Halamish

This is an account of what happened in Halamish last Friday night, July 21, 2017, as told by a neighbor of the Solomon family, who lives three doors away from where the terror attack took place.

The 'Palestinian' News You Don't See

The tragedy of the pro-'Palestinian' movement is its attachment to a single narrative: "Look at how wretched the lives of the 'Palestinian' people are," they tell us, "It is because of Israeli oppression." Because this narrative must be constantly reinforced, there is little room for real reporting about the failures of the 'Palestinian' leadership and the corruption and infighting that have caused the 'West Bank' [i.e., Judea & Samaria] and Gaza to languish.

The "Spontaneous" Intifada Is Orchestrated by the Palestinian Leadership

The Arab leadership is attempting to portray the current Intifada as a kind of popular, spontaneous struggle that expresses the population's despair over the political situation. In reality, it is an Intifada supported and directed by the Arab leadership of the PA/PLO-Fatah and Hamas.


A Matter of Priority - The Jonathan Pollard Case

US Jewish leaders blew it recently when what was a rare opportunity to ask the US president face-to-face to release Jonathan Pollard, they didn't even consider the matter as being a priority.

Obama Declares War on Israel

Obama needs to wake up. The real enemy is not Netanyahu. The real enemy is Iran, Hizb'Allah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Islamic State, and the establishment of a terrorist state in the midst of Israel.

Could Barak Obama Swing the Upcoming Israeli Election?

It's no state secret that US President Barack Obama is not a huge fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His distain for the Jewish leader is well-known throughout the world; he's never tried to hide it. But now that Israel is having new elections in March does it mean Obama could, either directly or indirectly, influence the elections in Israel in order to obtain a defeat for Netanyahu?