Sunday, August 7, 2011

US Ambassador Shaprio: Social protests - The Strength of Israel's Democracy

(JTA).US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro posts on his Facebook page (in Hebrew) about #J14, Israel's self-proclaimed 'social justice' protests.
"The United States has no position on the internal matters of the state of Israel. But we admire the strength of Israeli democracy. The citizens of Israel know that they can demonstrate in the streets without fear of violence, and that's not the case in many other places in the region. The people and the government will decide together how they will deal with the serious social and economic problems about which people are demonstrating. And we are confident our democratic partner will come out of this period even stronger..."