Israel used to do a much better job of hiding the fact that they are not a democracy. The internet made this much harder to do. Lately, Israel has dropped all pretense except to make the claim. It used to be that Israelis often called the IDF "the most moral army in the world". They stopped doing this when that phrase became the punchline to a hundred jokes,. The phrase "Israel is the only democracy in the mideast" is suffering a similar fate.
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