The thing about a police state is, if most of the citizens are sympathetic towad the goals of the state then they will tolerate it's methods. This is because the "methods" aren't used on them. In Israel, police state methods are used on leftists and Arabs. You won't see a right wing march targetted with tear gas and rubber bullets. Of course, Israel can't be a police state and a democracy at the same time, but then, Israel never really was a democracy as most people know it. Israel is a police state with some of the trappings of democracy.
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from the article: 11 Israeli activists arrested after protest at home of U.S. ambassador