Iran has claimed it is the most democratic country in the middle east. Putin has emphasised Russia's strong democracy. China is overtly un-democratic, but I'm not sure that's a recommendation - is it? I suspect that the real problem is that Israel is Jewish.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog to speak at anti-violence rally in Tel Aviv on Sat. night (Haaretz)
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