Israel is a good example of a young country struggling with basic democratic concepts. There are strong opposing authoritarian forces that can only be neutralized by an active citizen's movement firmly committed to democracy, and without which, Israel's future will grow increasing problematic. Democracy requires full active citizen's participation, which strangely seems less in evidence as time goes on.
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from the article: Jewish town won't let Arab build home on his own land