Israel’s leaders hold the country out as a democracy … just like the U.S.
Of course, America is officially no longer a democracy … as wealth is so concentrated that it has broken the political system.
The same thing is true in Israel …
Lior Akerman – former Brigadier General and division head in the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) – writes in the Jerusalem Post that Israel has never been a democracy.
Forbes Israel warned of oligarchy in 2006.
In 2012, Amir Owen wrote in Haaretz: