Strong Democracies Don’t Need to Brag. Israelis, Take Note

Right-wing politicians keep telling us how Israel’s political system is better than Syria’s. It’s getting ridiculous.

Israel’s right-wing government has found a new point of reference – Syria, a country groaning under a bloody civil war. Every time an Arab Knesset member tries to criticize something in Israel, the ministers immediately suggest that he “go to Syria.” Every...