this is a tricky topic, because the actual democracies in the middle east elect people that western nations (and israel) regularly try to overthrow. iran, lebanon, gaza--all democracies. the most stable countries--oman, kuwait, uae--all monarchies. you want democracy only when the people in that country elect who YOU want to be elected. if that doesn't happen the west is all too happy to go kill a few thousand people to "set them straight", as it were.
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Israeli tanks return fire after mortar shell fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: World leaders at G8 summit: Current Gaza tensions unsustainable