Democracy in a Pickle Alex Kolomoisky/POOL

Democracy in a Pickle

Israel’s “democracy on steroids” is starting to reveal its flaws, and a third election in less than a year is now conceivable

Israel is often hailed for having such an open democracy, sometimes described as hyper-democracy, or “democracy on steroids.” But there are unique risks to operating that way, and problems that look to have no solutions are starting to rear their heads. Already this year, Israelis have been subjected to not one, but two elections. And there is no guarantee that there won’t be a third, given the deadlocked election results. As we go to press, the make-up of Israel’s next government is still anyone’s guess. Below are just a few of the interesting developments that contribute to what is becoming…