Israel has been referred to as a young democracy or a defensive democracy. Whatever you wish to call it, it is not a “full democracy.” We are far behind the USA, still in the learning process of democracy, still trying to widen the openness of our legal system but we are doing it very slow, too little and too late for so many.
We are, as everyone says, the only “Democracy in the Middle East”. There is no doubt that so far we are indeed the only democracy in this area. Still, we are a “Very Limited Democracy” make no mistake about it.