...I can swear at any politician and I just voted for the Mayor of my village as we do every six years--there's your democracy. Happiness depends on your personality? Like mini skirts and parties? Go to Beirut. Want to lead a conservative lifestyle? Head to the North or South. Israel is not alone in "freedom" (for the Jewish majority who has it). Shalom/Salam.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Arafat's Jewish adviser dies at age 86