Just like Norway has state religion and the crusifix in its flag. Both have elections, both have minorities who enjoy full rights including men and women. Gay pride parades are made every year in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem . Do you even know what a democracy is? Compare all that to Saudi Arabia. Your argument has been refuted by reality. Tough.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: Goldstone: Israel is not an 'apartheid state'