It has elements of theocracy but that is minor. Moreover, there is no requirement that Christian communities or Arab communities not work on Saturday. The fact that it doesn't have peace with its neighbours doesn't distinguish it from most states throughout history and today who have Arab neighbours. They are a violent people. As to USA welfare, Israel only get about 15% of the support that Arab states get ... but they do use it very much more wisely and provide returns to Americans. What Arabs provide in return is spit and attempted murder and mayhem. The only Zionist dream is to be left alone in peace. In that respect, remember that Arabs have been slaughtering Jews for eons before Zionism was invented. Zionism and the many other delusions that are mana in the Arab world is simply an excuse.
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