It is more tribal and sectarian than many North African countries. Best description would that it is a country in the state of flux. There is no constitution, no accurate description of its character. Jewish and democratic clearly implies that it is a theocracy. And democracy is at odds with theocracy. Just like Iran isn't a democracy, due to the fact that it elevates one religion, and one religious group above all other, same thing applies to Israel.
U.S. Army says Iraq's Mosul dam at higher risk of collapse than previously thought (AP)
from the article: Hundreds of Jews hurl rocks at cars in Jerusalem