PM skeptical that real democracy will take root in ME soon

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 3, 2012 21:54




Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday addressed via video conference a July 4th celebration held at the US ambassador's residence in Herzliya, calling into question the fledgling democracies springing up in the region as a result of the Arab Spring.

"To be a real democracy, it's not enough to have a government that represents the majority of the people. It also means having a government that respects the rights of each and every individual," Netanyahu stated.

The prime minister said that while there may be hope for the long-term prospects of the democracies, the short term left reason for doubt.

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