Democracy or divine aristocracy for the People of Israel?

Democracy or divine aristocracy for the People of Israel?

Plato's list of types of regimes can be matched uncannily with what we are seeing today, with only the highest similar to a Torah regime.Ariel Natan Pasko, 6/29/2020, 7:42 PM
All Ideas Matter. Even those that offend.

All Ideas Matter. Even those that offend.

The top ten most educated countries in the world are all open democracies, that embrace intellectual freedom and freedom of speech. Op-ed.Harry Saul Markham, 6/25/2020, 6:30 PM
Series on China, Article IV: The ultimate aim of the China virus .

Series on China, Article IV: The ultimate aim of the China virus .

In the game of world domination, as the world descends into chaos and breakdown, the Chinese leadership looks on. Officials of this Communist regime look smilingly at the meltdown of the West.  Barry Shaw, 3/27/2020, 12:00 AM
Netanyahu: Immunity is the cornerstone of democracy

Netanyahu: Immunity is the cornerstone of democracy

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he'll announce his decision on asking for immunity within two days.Sara Rubenstein, 12/29/2019, 11:49 PM
INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s dysfunctional electorate?

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s dysfunctional electorate?

Despite its many undoubted merits, democracy has one glaring detriment. There is never a dictator to blame for the fate that befalls the people. They alone are responsible for whatever befalls them. Dr. Martin Sherman, 12/13/2019, 12:34 PM
Poll: Eastern Europeans fear for democracy's future

Poll: Eastern Europeans fear for democracy's future

Large survey shows most Eastern Europeans fear the fall of democracy, distrust the media.Nissan Tzur, 11/4/2019, 10:45 AM
The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 9/17/2019, 9:00 AM
Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic complex will save Israeli Democracy?

Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic complex will save Israeli Democracy?

The only way to understand Ehud Barak's hubris is to remember Napoleon. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/9/2019, 11:58 PM
America's social fabric is fraying at the seams

America's social fabric is fraying at the seams

It is not a great credit to democracy when following an election people demonstrate yelling "not my president."Dr. Richard D. Small, 6/4/2019, 8:02 PM
America, at the divide

America, at the divide

It has been often said that America is a strong nation and that, when it collapses, it will collapse from within. We may be witnessing the beginning of that collapse. Joe David, 3/18/2019, 12:12 AM
Lynch-happy liberals and how they targeted those Catholic kids

Lynch-happy liberals and how they targeted those Catholic kids

I don’t know how to break this to my Israeli readers, those who imagine us high, handsome and invincible – but America is falling apart. Jack Engelhard, 1/24/2019, 8:12 AM
Aharon Barak: Tyranny by majority beginning to develop here

Aharon Barak: Tyranny by majority beginning to develop here

Former Chief Justice Aharon Barak: 'It's an optical illusion to think Adalah and Association for Human Rights are running court system.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2018, 6:27 PM
Public opinion facing democratic despotism

Public opinion facing democratic despotism

Does public opinion influence Israel's decisions? Shouldn't it make a difference in a democracy"Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 12/11/2018, 7:41 AM
Is Israel's system of government really democratic?

Is Israel's system of government really democratic?

Israeli politics: A guide for the perplexed - part 2.Walter Bingham, 12/8/2018, 11:54 PM
Israeli democracy in danger?

Israeli democracy in danger?

Why do nearly half of Israelis believe that their political leadership is corrupt and that their democracy is in danger?The Land Of Israel Network, 12/5/2018, 11:32 PM
Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Why is philanthropy failing democracy and how can it do better?Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2018, 3:42 AM
D-Day for Deplorables

D-Day for Deplorables

The hard Left wing of the Democrats has taken over the party apparatus - which has morphed - to try to achieve a globalist agenda in which the end, protecting the State, justifies the means, repressing the people. Stanley Zir, 10/18/2018, 7:55 AM
A catastrophic man-made earthquake threatens us all

A catastrophic man-made earthquake threatens us all

Bush was for his eight more years in the White House referred to and treated by the Left as  America's first sitting "Non-President." And it has deteriorated ever since then. Alan Bergstein, 9/26/2018, 2:11 PM
It's the Jewish State they hate

It's the Jewish State they hate

It’s not the Nationality Law, it’s the Jewish State they hate. Eric Ruskin, 8/22/2018, 2:54 PM
The end of  the democratic dream

The end of the democratic dream

An Arab online newspaper asked its readers: "Do you believe equitable democracy can exist in Arab states?" An overwhelming said no.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 7/13/2018, 5:20 PM
Arab-Islamic Culture versus Democracy

Arab-Islamic Culture versus Democracy

There are deep-rooted basic cultural blocks that prevent achieving democracy in the Arab-Muslim states.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 4/29/2018, 11:52 PM
Is Democracy dying?

Is Democracy dying?

Is the end of democracy as we know it near? Yascha Mounk sets out to answer in his new book, “The People vs. Democracy.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2018, 5:02 PM
Pres. Rivlin: I sense so much fear around me

Pres. Rivlin: I sense so much fear around me

Israeli President warns of dangers to democracy, says Israel cannot be too afraid to make tough decisions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2018, 9:59 PM
Is statesmanship possible in contemporary democracy?

Is statesmanship possible in contemporary democracy?

Television has a way of thwarting statesmanship and its attendant rationality.. “Live” television compels national leaders to react immediately to international crises with little time to reflect, to consult and consider alternatives.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 2/7/2018, 1:59 PM
Democracy advances forward despite the hatemongers

Democracy advances forward despite the hatemongers

Keyboard heroes, frustrated politicians and street urchins work to delegitimize a duly elected government. Opinion.Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shein, 1/7/2018, 11:21 AM
'Facebook gives a voice to the muted masses'

'Facebook gives a voice to the muted masses'

Rivlin addresses Herzliya Conference, discusses the changes in the perception of democracy.Yoni Kempinski, 6/23/2017, 12:06 AM
'Why are only laws proposed by the left constitutional?'

'Why are only laws proposed by the left constitutional?'

Tourism Minister slams judicial appointments system as undemocratic, allowing one side to dominate courts and usurp Knesset authorityArutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2017, 6:00 PM
'The Supreme Court has become a threat to democracy'

'The Supreme Court has become a threat to democracy'

MK Glick says Supreme Court overruling laws passed by the Knesset too often to be democratic, has become a separate power unto itself.Aruz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2017, 9:54 PM
Yachimovich: Shaked delegitimizing all of Israel

Yachimovich: Shaked delegitimizing all of Israel

Shelly Yachimovich accuses Justice Minister Shaked of delegitimizing the whole nation in article saying that Israel should be more Jewish.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 9:29 PM
Shaked: Democracy strengthens Jewish identity

Shaked: Democracy strengthens Jewish identity

In a policy article, the Justice Minster lays out her philosophy of how Israel's Jewishness and democracy complement each other.Gary Willig, 10/5/2016, 4:13 PM
Does the Torah reject democracy in Shoftim?

Does the Torah reject democracy in Shoftim?

What advantages might a religious monarchy have over a democracy?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 9/9/2016, 9:30 AM
'A 15-year-old boy is not a ticking bomb'

'A 15-year-old boy is not a ticking bomb'

A Knesset committee convened this morning to discuss the rights of a 15-year-old boy punished on grounds of violence against Palestinians.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2016, 10:41 AM
Rethinking democracy

Rethinking democracy

Plato ranks democracy 4th out of 5 political regimes regarding the stability and the prosperity that they offer, with only tyranny being worse than democracy. An important essay on one of the West's sacred cows. Marc Arsak, 7/21/2016, 10:16 AM
Netanyahu vs. the generals

Netanyahu vs. the generals

Netanyahu-bashing is a media sport, but it is becoming a danger to democracy.Dr. Joel Fishman, 7/17/2016, 8:29 AM
Reaffirming Democracy: The UK as a model

Reaffirming Democracy: The UK as a model

More people – 17,410,742 – voted Leave than have ever voted for anything in British history. The result, with its very high turnout, is decisive: Britons will make their own laws and choose their own neighbors. Other countries, take note. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 7/5/2016, 11:44 PM
Letter to PM Netanyahu on the continued detention of Meir Ettinger

Letter to PM Netanyahu on the continued detention of Meir Ettinger

Ettinger has not been accused of illegal acts. Is there such a thing as an illegal opinion in a democracy? Daniel Pinner, 2/3/2016, 6:22 AM
Cuban Activists: Obama Abandoned Democracy

Cuban Activists: Obama Abandoned Democracy

Pro-democracy activists say US not giving them support as they face regular brutal crackdowns and beatings by security forces.Ari Yashar, 7/21/2015, 7:03 PM
MK Elkin Slams Zahalka, Calls Him 'Traitor'

MK Elkin Slams Zahalka, Calls Him 'Traitor'

Aliyah and Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin on Wednesday slammed Arab MK Jamal Zahalka, calling him a 'traitorous hypocrite.'Yaakov Levi, 6/3/2015, 6:42 PM
New Law Would Bring Fresh MKs into the Knesset

New Law Would Bring Fresh MKs into the Knesset

The 'Norwegian Law' backed by Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Lieberman would open the door for younger MKs and better ministers, says expert.Gedalyah Reback, 3/29/2015, 4:34 PM
Hong Kong Demands Democracy on National Day

Hong Kong Demands Democracy on National Day

Protests that have been forcibly oppressed continue, as residents oppose Beijing decision to determine who can lead local government.Ari Yashar, 10/1/2014, 10:40 AM
Sisi Sworn in as President

Sisi Sworn in as President

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi becomes the next Egyptian president, citing 'people's revolution.' But was the election fair?Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 12:33 PM
Syria: Presidential Elections are 'Democratic'

Syria: Presidential Elections are 'Democratic'

As candidates begin to announce campaigns against Assad, Syria insists that upcoming elections will express the will of the people.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2014, 8:34 AM
Jordan: Palestinian Pro-Democracy Activist Charged

Jordan: Palestinian Pro-Democracy Activist Charged

Mudar Zahran, whose calls for empowering Jordan's Palestinian majority have angered authorities, faces trial in absentia.Ari Soffer, 12/31/2013, 6:02 PM
Dutch Report Blames Israel for PA Failures

Dutch Report Blames Israel for PA Failures

Dutch member of Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly releases report blaming Israel for Palestinian democratic shortcomings.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2013, 3:21 PM
Defense Min.: West Needs to Wake Up

Defense Min.: West Needs to Wake Up

Minister Yaalon says bringing democracy to the Middle East is a bad, naïve idea.Gil Ronen, 10/24/2013, 6:14 PM
Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local Elections

Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local Elections

Prisoners in Israeli jails are not eligible to vote in local elections, but 2 prisoners have filed a petition to change that.David Lev, 10/21/2013, 6:37 PM
Israel: Jewish, Democratic, or Both?

Israel: Jewish, Democratic, or Both?

Justice Minister Tzippy Livni and Professor Ruth Gavison to seek an answer to an age-old Israeli dilemmaDavid Lev, 10/13/2013, 4:40 PM
Freedom and Democracy are Prerequisites to Peace

Freedom and Democracy are Prerequisites to Peace

Peace will not bring democracy. Democracy will bring freedom and peace. And that is not what we have in the Palestinian Authority. Eli E. Hertz, 10/8/2013, 11:55 AM
Lieberman: Bill Will Save Israeli Democracy

Lieberman: Bill Will Save Israeli Democracy

Lieberman defends the Governance Bill, ‘It will make Israel a normal democracy.’Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 9:45 AM
Russian Official: Democracy Not Good For Everyone

Russian Official: Democracy Not Good For Everyone

The Egyptian redux revolution proves, a top Russian politician said, it's that democracy is not a “one size fits all” system.David Lev, 7/4/2013, 7:20 PM
Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Founding Ideals

Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Founding Ideals

There is no contradiction between amendment to Basic Law, affirming state's Jewish identity, and democratic values, says Zionist think-tank.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/29/2013, 5:08 PM
Expert: Democracies Cannot Defeat Terrorism

Expert: Democracies Cannot Defeat Terrorism

Terrorism expert: Democracies must balance the need for violence against upholding their most cherished values.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 3:10 PM
Expert: Next Knesset Likely to be 'Dysfunctional'

Expert: Next Knesset Likely to be 'Dysfunctional'

The next Knesset is likely to be disunited and dysfunctional, says an expert on politics and democracyDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 4:19 PM
Israel Quietly Cited ‘Only Free State’ in Mideast

Israel Quietly Cited ‘Only Free State’ in Mideast

The State of Israel “remains the region’s only Free country,” according to a US democracy watchdog organization annual report. Chana Ya'ar, 1/21/2013, 2:23 PM
Secret Funding of NGOs Manipulates Democracy

Secret Funding of NGOs Manipulates Democracy

Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor: “For over a decade, the EU has acted with impunity in funding political advocacy NGOs with near total secrecy."Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/27/2012, 4:57 PM
Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in Sync

Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in Sync

What is Judaism's position on referendums and, democracy? A panel sponsored by Herzog College explored those and other questionsDavid Lev, 12/20/2012, 7:39 PM
Inside Look at Muslim Brotherhood’s Torture Rooms

Inside Look at Muslim Brotherhood’s Torture Rooms

The Muslim Brotherhood replaced Mubarak, but torture chambers remain the same despite the US attempt to make Egypt safe for democracy.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/10/2012, 9:58 AM