They want good governance. Leaders who are not corrupt and greedy and incompetent. But a "successful democracy", like a "Jewish state" is an oxymoron until the level of common education is much higher than it is today. Maybe in a thousand years there will be a country that does not need to teach people by imprisoning them (or sending troops or drones to kill them). As far as Israel's founders coming from repressive countries, it is hard for most "modern" people to understand. But maybe Israel was a good short term solution. Long term it is a shame to taint Judaism that way.
Israeli forces demolish illegal houses, power infrastructure in Palestinian village Aqaba (Haaretz)
from the article: Arab revolutionaries look to Israel for inspiration