Israel has never been until now a perfect liberal democracy.It is democratic in comparision to other regimes in the region-free elections,freedom of expression (though greater for jews than the arabs),as many other rights and liberties guaranteed by law. There is a drastic reduction of freedom of expression and a growing tendency to label oppositon to the present policy as "treason". The military are increasinly involved in poltical affairs.Israel has always been a militarized society and the boundaries between the military and political spheres are blurred.That's why Israel is constantly acting as though we were under siege and facing existential crisis,regardless of wheter the threat is real or not.More dangerous to create fear and threat among the people...The atmosphire is already stressing,klaustrofobic and paranoidic enough. The people should have more optimisctic views -at least in their minds.
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from the article: IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria