Very often, it looks as if they aren't. However, the vast majority of people outside of Israel supports the right of the Jewish people to try that. And the same is true for the Palestinians. Nobody expects their parliament to be more efficient than the Knesset (well, that's the 'soft bigotry of low expectations'), but that would still be a reasonable improvement over the current situation.
U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: Obama: Palestinian statehood vote at UN would be counterproductive
Netanyahu is encouraged by the fact that some of his critics are starting to cast doubt on the deal, and even to echo his arguments against it.17:39 30.07.15 | 9 comments