If israel may be considered a western country, it is definitely the most censored and police controlled of any I have been in - more on par with some south american dictatorships. The policies mentioned in this article are however not new: they have been in force against the haredim for decades. Anything that stands in the way of the state realising its expansionist goals or secularisation is repressed in the same manner.
Thousands gather in Kuala Lumpur for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit (AP)
from the article: How Israel silenced its Gaza war protesters