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Democracy

Self-rule in a polity. In a democracy, the citizens vote on issues of governance. Often, the term also refers to a republic, in which citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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In my experience, most of the Palestinians who argue against discussing solutions favor the two-state solution, but even some who focus on BDS, right of return and even one democratic state believe that the time is not ripe for settling the one-state/two-states question.
It is in the interest of all democratic states to resist the bullying and mistreatment of a small democracy by a larger country.
Synopsis: For the first time in the eight years of assessing partisanship at the state level, Gallup finds more Republican (20) than Democratic states (14).
However, for some historical reasons and due to certain ineptitude and international conjuncture, it couldn't achieve its goal of being a true democratic state guided by the rule of law.
Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University, that "Democracy is not like a cough or instant coffee; we cannot become a democratic state overnight," Alamat Online reported Friday.
While we debate whether the Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state, the equally important question is often ignored: What does it mean for Israel to be a Jewish and democratic state? Does a Jewish democratic state presuppose a Jewish majority?
"The democratic state should handle all the disputes which have resulted from the seizure of Palestinian lands with all residents of the state," said Dr Radi Jaraei, a co-founder of the Palestinian movement in an interview with Gulf News.
Supporters of the democratic state include three main schools of thought that have been around since the Second World War: the leftists, the Nasserites, and the liberals.
According to its website, it is devoted to "enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world." Among its many responsibilitiesproviding kosher facilities, facilitating religious observance, offering opportunities for Jewish learning, volunteering, and inter-faith dialogueHillel is officially committed to the support of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. The current Hillel guidelines with regard to Israel state that Hillel will not partner with organizations or host programs that "deny the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish and democratic state with secure and recognized borders; delegitimize, demonize, or apply a double standard to Israel; support boycott of, divestment from, or sanctions against the State of Israel."
Concord: Two anti-gambling groups, the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling and Casino Free New Hampshire, have joined forces and will be led by Republican businessman Steve Duprey and former Democratic state Sen.
The Massachusetts Democratic Party announced Tuesday that Worcester will be the location for the Democratic State Convention, which will begin June 13 and continue June 14.
According to the report, Vincent Sheheen, a Democratic state senator who challenged Haley in 2010, has also announced he will run for governor again.

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