Can you name one state, which is "just a democracy", without a national, cultural, identity, inhabited by a group of people without a common history? What would that be, a "no name" country with a generic flag (say white with exchangable symbols)? Well, not on planet earth. With respect to the contradictions - this is not singular for Israel, reality in all countries (real ones, not utopian ones) consists of a multitude of conflicting interests that need to be balanced. Balancing is the name of the game, but what does Levy know about "balanced"?
Iran's Rohani calls for more freedom of expression, says that gov't critics shouldn't be jailed (AP)
from the article: Missing the forest