democracy

Israeli police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against Israeli prime minister Benjam
Public safety must come before the right to protest

Protests and demonstrations for a duly elected leader to step down undermine the very foundation of a democracy.

By MENAHEM MEIER
30/09/2020
In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

Lee's memorial service took place in the shadow of Chinese war games, as did his election as Taiwan's first democratic leader in 1996. China claims the island as its own territory.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Does Israel prefer peace with authoritarians?

Jerusalem works based on shared interests, not based on promoting democracy or ideals.

The rise of totalitarianism in America

The difference between democracy and dictatorship dawned on me in eleventh grade.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu calls UAE a ‘democracy,’ putting spotlight on human rights

Critics of the UAE and Israel have been quick to pick up on Netanyahu’s comment.

Netanyahu’s perception of democracy is full of factual mistakes – opinion

Education does not prevent one of Israel’s two most highly educated and brilliant prime ministers from demonstrating embarrassing ignorance and lack of respect for facts in what he says.

Alexander Vindman decries Trump’s 'efforts to undermine democracy'

Vindman had been set to be promoted to colonel, but learned that Trump planned to block his promotion.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/08/2020
After digitizing the Talmud, Sefaria seeks to do the same to democracy

Since 2012 Sefaria has offered free access to classic Jewish texts to millions of users each year, establishing itself as an invaluable resource for teachers, students and writers.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/07/2020
The coronavirus crisis is being used to erode our democracy

The responsibility lies squarely with the prime minister and his government.

By YAIR ZIVAN
09/07/2020
Knesset commitee on coronavirus meets to discuss furher regulations, April 7, 2020
Bill allowing coronavirus decisions to bypass Knesset voted into law

The bill allows such decisions to take effect immediately, and passed in its second and third reading late Monday night after deliberations in the Knesset Coronavirus Committee.

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