I've always said this. The Israeli focus on democracy and the functions of the Knesset have always been admirable. It is my hope that Egypt be a parliamentary democracy, much like Israel or Turkey. Any country that has the courage to try - and convict - an ex-President of a crime has my respect. Not even America could do that. This isn't to excuse any of the irresponsible actions of the current Far-right Israeli government...but as long as they don't attack the underlying democratic institution - which they are indeed going after - then with time Israel will recover. Because that's what a Democracy is and that's what I hope for Egypt.
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