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China isn’t winning; the West is forfeiting

China isn’t winning; the West is forfeiting

Challenging China means standing up for democracy and human rights. Is America still committed to those Western values? Op-ed.Ben Shapiro, 31/05/2021 14:00
Kingmaker Abbas and the impending downfall of Israeli Democracy

Kingmaker Abbas and the impending downfall of Israeli Democracy

Israel is not Finland or Puerto Rico. It does not have a cohesive, peaceful population,the key ingredients for a democracy to work. Op-ed.Avraham Shusteris, 15/04/2021 20:00
The right way to make Israeli politicians more accountable

The right way to make Israeli politicians more accountable

Israeli voters have no direct access to Knesset members and little influence on creating a truly representative democracy. Op-ed.Alex Rose, 17/03/2021 23:00
Jewish and Democratic

Jewish and Democratic

For all the left's fear of the Jewish state becoming too Jewish, there is a clear danger of the democracy becoming undemocratic. Op-ed.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 17/03/2021 08:00
Vote for Democracy, Not Judicial Tyranny

Vote for Democracy, Not Judicial Tyranny

Democracy is when a society is ruled by officials it elects. Tyranny is when a society is ruled by those it did not elect. Op Ed.Simcha Rothman, 16/03/2021 22:04
Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

A duality of visions as to what we are all about has echoed since before the State's founding. Time to think about where you stand. Op-ed.Avraham Shusteris, 22/02/2021 15:12
The D.C. occupation will continue until democracy is saved

The D.C. occupation will continue until democracy is saved

The swamp is back as America sells out to China.The troops in the street are a warning to the country about who is really in charge. Op-ed.Daniel Greenfield, 26/01/2021 18:09
For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

The Founding Fathers wanted  America to be a unified nation. They realized that a pressure cooker is not what is needed, but a melting pot.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 20/01/2021 16:00
Ex-Defense Secretary: We must protect our country

Ex-Defense Secretary: We must protect our country

'Stay Above It': Ex-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's call to preserve democracy.NPR, 08/01/2021 02:43
Blind Samson -  In Russia, we once envied America's democracy

Blind Samson - In Russia, we once envied America's democracy

Having started a "dirty revolution", globalists and progressives are destroying both democracy and America. Opinion.Alexander Maistrovoy, 29/11/2020 17:56
A wake-up call for democracy

A wake-up call for democracy

The type of instability the US is experiencing after Election Day is afflicting and crippling democracies the world over. Op-ed.Oded Revivi, 22/11/2020 04:00
Victor Davis Hanson on 'the future of Democracy'

Victor Davis Hanson on 'the future of Democracy'

Commentator looks back to history and gives his analysis on where he sees democracy headed in the future. If you valArutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2020 10:07
The power of public fantasies: Three years of political libel

The power of public fantasies: Three years of political libel

Public fantasies are behind 3 years of political libel reflecting not hatred of 1 man, but of American democracy and the rule of law..Op-ed.Howard Rotberg, 08/09/2020 02:00
Toras Avigdor: The Jewish King

Toras Avigdor: The Jewish King

In Torah language, the king is not someone who seized power or won an election and rules, but the one most capable of ruling.Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 18/08/2020 11:30
Democracy and protests: A perspective

Democracy and protests: A perspective

Civilized democratic forms of direct and indirect democracy differ from mob democracy whose whiff arises from the streets of Jerusalem.Oped.Dr. Mordechai Nisan, 11/08/2020 15:00
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, 29/06/2020 19:42
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, 25/06/2020 18:30
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, 27/03/2020 00:00
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, 29/12/2019 23:49
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, 13/12/2019 12:34
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, 04/11/2019 10:45
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, 17/09/2019 09:00
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, 09/07/2019 23:58
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, 04/06/2019 20:02
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, 18/03/2019 00:12
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, 24/01/2019 08:12
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, 25/12/2018 18:27
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, 11/12/2018 07:41
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, 08/12/2018 23:54
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, 05/12/2018 23:32
Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Why is philanthropy failing democracy and how can it do better?Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2018 03:42
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, 18/10/2018 07:55
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, 26/09/2018 14:11
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, 22/08/2018 14:54
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, 13/07/2018 17:20
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, 29/04/2018 23:52
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, 28/03/2018 17:02
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, 11/03/2018 21:59
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, 07/02/2018 13:59
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, 07/01/2018 11:21
'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, 23/06/2017 00:06
'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, 14/02/2017 18:00
'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, 12/02/2017 21:54
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, 06/10/2016 21:29
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, 05/10/2016 16:13
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, 09/09/2016 09:30
'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, 02/08/2016 10:41
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, 21/07/2016 10:16
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, 17/07/2016 08:29
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, 05/07/2016 23:44
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, 03/02/2016 06:22
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, 21/07/2015 19:03
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, 03/06/2015 18:42
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, 29/03/2015 16:34
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, 01/10/2014 10:40
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, 08/06/2014 12:33
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, 27/04/2014 08:34