Sunday, November 17, 2013

Freedom House: Israel is the only free country in the Middle East

Each year Freedom house publishes a report in an attempt to measure the degree of democracy and individual freedom in each nation of the world

From their website:
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.

Today, as more than two billion people live under oppressive rule, Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights.  We analyze the challenges to freedom; advocate for greater political and civil liberties; and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change.  Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.

The latest updates are available from Freedom House, and again, the only free nation in the Middle East is the one subject to a campaign of harassment and boycotts, divestment and sanctions.  Israel once again is the sole beacon of freedom and democracy in an increasingly troubled region.

What countries in the Middle east are free?

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