Israel is MORE Democratic than US..and that IS a problem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 06.11.09 | 19:58 (IST)

    When countries have multiple political parties and not just 2 primary ones, the small parties that are always include in the coalitions have unusual power not seen in a country like the US with 2 primary political parties. IT makes it more democratic, but also creates more problems in my opinion. Eurabia is full of states with multiple political parties. I think its a flawed model. In Israel you see the results of the European Model. I know Israel increased the number of voters required to register the party. I say it should be much higher to discourage all these small parties. When Labor and Likud controled at least 2/3rd of the Knesset things worked better. Now its difficult to keep the government together which is critical to long term changes. Israeli society is fairly tolerant as far as I am concerned, but its the political system that is broken. Everyone can work on being more tolerant. View what to improve, not what cant.

    from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society
    First published 01:18 06.11.09 | Last updated 07:24 06.11.09
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