On February 25, 2014, Israel’s former prime minister and former foreign minister, Shimon Peres, said that “a democracy is a country that allows the people to choose who to lead it.”
It is a remarkable statement in a country where one out of three Israelis are officially registered as being registered as “not a citizen.”
If that were true, Israel would not be in the same category as other authoritarian states such as the United States, France, or Britain.
Peres made his statement in response to a question by a columnist for the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz.
“You have the right to decide who to represent and who to ignore, but Israel is not an example of democracy,” Peres said.
“It is a dictatorship.
A dictatorship is a form of government that controls the lives of the citizens, the decisions of the government and the entire public life.”
According to the United Nations, Israeli authorities have imprisoned more than 2,000 Palestinians on political and other charges.
In addition, the Israeli government has killed more than 500 Palestinians in the course of its occupation.
Israel’s current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has repeatedly used his office to intimidate, intimidate, and terrorize the population.
During his tenure, Israel has killed nearly 6,000 Palestinian civilians and injured more than 400,000, including more than 1,000 children.
According to an Israeli NGO, Israel is the third-most-violent country in the world after China and Iran.
During the current period of occupation, at least 890 Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children.
Israel continues to detain Palestinians in Israeli jails, including over 1,400 since 2014.
More than 6,500 Israeli citizens are currently serving prison terms in Israeli prisons, according to the Israel Prison Service (IPS).
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that Israeli jails are the most overcrowded prisons in the Middle East, with at least one in three prisoners being incarcerated on administrative detention.
Israeli authorities are now imposing new restrictions on Palestinian citizens of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military, which controls the West’s borders, continues to block Palestinian access to humanitarian assistance.
The United States continues to refuse to allow the transfer of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Israel to end its occupation and stop its military occupation.
The Palestinians are also seeking to establish a state of their own, including the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Israel is currently constructing new settlements in the Westbank, and in 2018 plans to build a new Jewish settlement, which will replace the existing illegal settlements.
Israel has also demolished Palestinian homes and schools in occupied East Jerusalem, where Palestinians are currently living in an area that was under Israeli military control from 1967 to 1967.
Palestinians are under the threat of further demolition and displacement as Israel continues its illegal occupation.
Since its establishment, the occupation has displaced over 700,000 people, according the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PCHR).
The number of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons in Israel is estimated at more than 4 million.
The US State Department has stated that “the current Israeli occupation and settlement policy continues to constitute a flagrant violation of international law and human rights law.”
In response to the current situation, Palestinian citizens and citizens of Israel are petitioning the UN Human Rights Council for an independent investigation of the occupation and its continued illegal practices.
On April 25, 2017, the United Kingdom and other European Union countries ratified the Rome Statute, a landmark international law adopted in 1989 that requires member states to ensure compliance with the rights and freedoms guaranteed by international law.
The Statute prohibits all forms of state violence and discrimination, including racial, religious, ethnic, and gender discrimination, in all its forms.
It prohibits state sponsorship of racism, xenophobia, or antisemitism, and obliges member states “to prevent and combat incitement to, or acts of, racism, anti-Semitism, religious intolerance, or other forms of discrimination, or any other form of denial of the right of freedom of expression, association, and religion.”
The UN Human Development Report, released on February 24, 2018, stated that Israeli policies were causing “grave social and economic deprivation” and “the failure to address basic human rights is undermining the state’s ability to provide for its citizens.”
According the UN, Israeli policies are “treating the Palestinians differently from Israeli citizens, and not giving equal treatment to Israelis and Palestinians alike.”