Israel does like to trot out that claim, don't they? And when they are shown up they retort that so many other countries are so much worse and arent Arab countires worse and Sierre Leone and Liberia and Burma and on and on. Of course Israel claims to be an open western secular democracy, yet they have no Constitution and it is clear that Arabs citizens of Israel are not equal. Israeli government reports have shown that. That they have a standard of living higher than Arabs in some Arab countires is a false comparison. And as for the Palestinians living under Israli occupation, clearly, there is no democracy for them. Israel should from now on be referred to as what it is: an ethnocracy, where one ethnos has rights which do not and cannot apply to members not of that ethnos. That's why Israel is not a democracy.
Three Jews arrested in Damascus Gate in E. Jerusalem after attacking residents, police (Haaretz)
from the article: Mosque vandalized as settlers attack Palestinian village