Weekly Commentary: Block Road Get Arrested - Even Former Air Force Generals
Dr. Aaron Lerner 27 June 2020
Last Friday former Israel Air Force General Amir Haskel was arrested for blocking the
street by the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.
Again. Haskel was engaged in civil disobedience. He broke the law blocking
a street in protest.
Since then there is an uproar that he was arrested for breaking the law.
This reflects a profound misunderstanding of the principle of civil
disobedience: those who engage in civil disobedience believe so strongly in
whatever it is that they are protesting that they are willing to pay the
consequences of violating the law in protest.
The people complaining about the treatment of Haskel aren't promoting
democracy. They are supporting anarchy.
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