“Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens
enjoy real democratic rights. Now, I want you to stop for a second and think about that.
Of those 300 million Arabs, less than one-half of 1 percent are truly free and they’re all
citizens of Israel. This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong with
about the Middle East; Israel is what is right about the Middle East.”
~ Benjamin Netanyahu to joint session of the United States Congress, May 23, 2011