twitter
facebook twitter tumblr newsletter
 

“This is not a democracy, it is an apartheid regime”

January 20, 2013

Disillusioned by the inability of mainstream Israeli parties and politicians to end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories, home to about four million people, they have turned to social media to make their views known.

“We’re saying that these elections are not democratic because millions of people who are affected by Israeli policies can’t participate,” said Mr Neiman, 42, a Jerusalem resident and activist who works as an English translator. “We’re saying these elections are non-democratic and, hence, illegitimate.”

On a Facebook page created last month called Real Democracy, Israelis offer Palestinians the chance to choose a party in the parliamentary elections on Tuesday. A Palestinian responds to an offer by posting on the page instructions for the Israeli to either cast a ballot for a party or boycott the poll altogether.

Read More | “Dozens of Israelis giving away their votes to Palestinians on Facebook” | Hugh Naylor | The National | @bintbattuta