There is not magic change, when it comes to our political... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alterman
    • 12.04.11 | 12:26 (IDT)

    ...institutions and electoral system. Hence, Gabi Sheffer is right when he talks about the need to "alter the political culture" before we change the structure of "the system". The truth is that it is still possible for citizens to protest, demonstrate, influence and change things. And come election day, and we the citizens can throw out a specific government. Another aspect is that we are used to early elections - this has become the norm in Israel. Hence, the idea that this government would stay in power until regular election day appears to many of us as an anomaly.

    from the article: On the way to an authoritarian Israel
    First published 03:08 12.04.11 | Last updated 03:08 12.04.11
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