There is no pure democracy on earth and no democratic state was founded in a more fair and open way than Israel. But yes, it has always been a schism, a contradiction in ways to label Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. But Japan, for but one other example, is considered a democracy even though it gives clear preference to Japanese people in many ways. So the refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland, which it obviously is, containing the world's oldest continually inhabited Jewish communities, is but another manifestation of age-old anti-Jewish thought and action. Denial of validity to Jews and all associated with them, including their one tiny state, is the result of 2 hugely populous later faiths having no choice but to deny Jews validity in order to validate those 2 faiths which are inspired yet contradicted by Judaism. No way around it, and its influence is huge.
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