Dec. 25, 2018
Israel’s Version of Democracy Is in Good Health – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg)
Israel now ranks 30th out of 167 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey of national democracies. It is sandwiched between France and Belgium.
The Economist calls these “flawed democracies,” a designation that also include the United States.
Since 2009, Israel has moved up seven places in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of democracies.
This is something to be proud of. Israel is not the most purely democratic nation in the world, and it never will be. History, ideology and security challenges preclude that.
But the hybrid democracy it does practice is very much alive and well.