Jewish and Muslim Israeli lawmakers. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Jewish and Muslim Israeli lawmakers

Israel haters ignore the facts, but ratings from independent watchdog group Freedom House tells the true story.

Last week, Israel’s Knesset overwhelmingly approved a preliminary bill to dissolve itself, paving the way for the country’s fifth national election in less than four years. The current government is the most diverse in Israel’s history with both Arab and Jewish, left and right, men and woman ministers.

Despite this unprecedented breadth of representation, the prospect of another round of elections has led some media pundits to mock Israel’s democratic credentials.

However, these so-called pundits seem to have ignored the facts and numbers that prove Israel is far from an apartheid state.