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    • ruedibosshart@gmail.com
    • 08.01.13 | 22:49 (IST)

    i live in switzerland and i have some experience the way democratic processes and voting function. non jewish population in israel is about 25%. that means, this 25% represent about 30 seats in the knesset. 30 seats (out of 120) in the knesset aren't the majority - but one has to bear in mind, that in a democracy you don't need a majority to influence state affairs. this fact is not grasped by most people living in a democracy - not even in switzerland! ruedi bosshart zurich

    from the article: The Arab elephant in the Knesset
    First published 16:20 08.01.13 | Last updated 16:20 08.01.13
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