Professor Oren Yiftachel of Ben Gurion University has described Israel as an 'ethnocracy' in which one ethnic group - the Jews - enjoy the rights and privileges of democracy and everyone else is partially or fully excluded from enjoyment of those rights and privileges. This is not a matter of opinion but, as the USSD report points out, of actual practice. Our claims to be 'the only democracy in the Middle East' are truly hollow.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society