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    • zionist forever
    • 05.06.13 | 18:25 (IDT)

    In a democracy no matter how much you might dislike a government or a PM you don't take to the streets demanding immediate resignation because that is mob rule not democratic, instead you wait for the election try get them voted out then. What is going on in Turkey is undemocratic although unlike Israel whilst there are some restrictions on freedom of speech and other things, there is a clash between hardline islamists who want sharia and the more secular people. Erdogan does also act like a dictator at times we don't have that here. The social protests are also proof that for the most part Israelis are mature enough to avoid an arab spring or turkish revolt if proof is needed look at the social protests. Lots of people turned out, lots of people blamed Bibi for their problems but very few demanded his immediate resignation. The whole world looked at Israel in admiration during those protests not because they supported the cause but the admired the tolerance of the government and the freedom of speech so we have had our test and thankfully survived.

    from the article: If it happened in Turkey, could it happen in Israel?
    First published 16:30 05.06.13 | Last updated 16:30 05.06.13
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