Michael Oren and “Israel’s Resilient Democracy”

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Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S, has published a fascinating article on the democracy in Israel. Without ignoring the state’s shortcomings — shortcomings any democratic state is subject to — Oren successfully claims, “In the face of innumerable obstacles, Israeli democracy remains remarkable, resilient, and stable.”

At 64, Israel is older than more than half of the democracies in the world. The Jewish state, moreover, belongs to a tiny group of countries — the United States, Britain, and Canada among them — never to have suffered intervals of non-democratic governance. Since its inception, Israel has been threatened ceaselessly with destruction. Yet it never once succumbed to the wartime pressures that often crush democracies.

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Author: Stand For Israel | April 9, 2012
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  • Dan C
    April 11, 2012
    10:09 am

    “Oren successfully claims, “In the face of innumerable obstacles, Israeli democracy remains remarkable, resilient, and stable.””

    This stands in stark contrast to all the Muslim nations in that region (and in fact everywhere) who; when they recently had the option to set up their own democratic systems, instead opted for brutal terrorist oriented theocratic ideologies. The difference is Israel has a moral compass, the same one as the US when we were first formed. They have the principles handed down by a sovereign God on which to base their government. Muslims have the Qur’an- an insidious, hateful, evil book whose central theme is the brutal subjugation of the entire world.

    You have to admire a nation that stands on its’ principles in the midst of such overwhelming hatred and evil. May God bless and keep Israel in the days to come. Shalom.

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