Five police officers were among the casualties.03:00 28.11.15 | 0 comments
As a Jew who lived for ten years in Israel, I can say that a major factor in my decision to return to the USA is the Israeli governing "sysem." It is not a democracy. It is an oligarchy. The Members of the Knesset owe allegiance only to the party chiefs who put them on the partyl list. The citizens have no way of impacting the government other than mass protests with no legal standing. All citizens can choose is whose noses are in the trough. The system is inherently anti-democratic. Furthermore, the successul politicians' backgrounds are from autocratic countries of the Middle Esat and the former Soviet Union. The surest way to go nowhere in Israeli politics is to come from a democracy like the US or UK. I saw no way to change this impossible system, so I left.