By Roy Tov
May 14th, 2012
Israel’s failure to implement censorship
Despite Western-propaganda, the answer is yes.
However, unlike the situation in totalitarian regimes, democratic censorship is invariably disguised as something else; in this aspect, totalitarian regimes are more honest than what nowadays is wrongly referred to as democracies.
After all, most of the Israeli towns had been built by Palestinian workers. Thus, the attempt to suppress the commemoration of events like Nakba Day was to be expected. Considering the extent of the protests taking place on that day across Israel, the task was herculean even for roughish Zionist administrators.
Today, Tel Aviv University ~ a perceived stronghold of the Jewish establishment ~ commemorated Nakba Day.
“Every year different political bodies organize events focusing on the Nakba, in an attempt to make it the focal point of relations between Jews and Arabs in the area. What has never been done, and the time has come to do it, is to commemorate the Nakba in an alternative way, accessible to and created for the Israeli public ~ an event to remember the tragedy and great loss that befell the people who were here before ’48, many of which still live here,” said Noa Levy, a law student and organizer of the Nakba Day ceremony.
“The education minister is of the opinion that the decision is wrong and infuriating.”