Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to film UK Speaker of the House of Commons, George Thomas. I will never forget one thing he told me over tea. 'It's taken hundreds of years to build up our democracy, keep an eye on it or you can loose it in a second.' Now, a theocracy (Jewish, Muslim, Christian or whatever) is by its very definition, not a democracy. It may well be that many Israelis don't actually want a democracy. Many Israelis came from countries that were not democracies, and therefore have little experience of both the freedom and responsibility that democracy brings. Me, I will continue to be vigilant.
Jerusalem stabbing: Assailant shot dead after attacking 3 police officers (Haaretz)