Israel’s accelerating democracy

Following the greatest repudiation of the left in Israeli history, right-wing lawmakers are aggressively honoring their election promises.


By Lawrence Solomon and Patricia Adams, first published by The Epoch Times

With the formation of Israel’s new government last month, an amalgam of Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party and six small religious parties, many fear that the country will become less democratic, even theocratic.

Those fears are misplaced, despite Israel’s proportional representation electoral system, which gives the small parties outsized leverage in determining policies affecting the entire population. The new government is not only unambiguously non-woke and more nationalistic than the previous left-of-center government, but its proposed policies also tend more to free markets, more to classical liberalism, and more to democracy than those of any previous Israeli government.

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