How to deal with anti-Bibi demonstrations

1) Stay calm. Israel is a free country and anyone can do what he/she wishes with her free time, including demonstrating for any cause. Some people happen to have more free time than others.

2) Report to the police any threats of physical harm to public figures and their families. These threats should not be taken lightly.

3) Continue with your daily life: elections were held last March and Israel has a legitimate and clear majority government.

4) If you have any policy concerns or proposals for improvement, write them down and publish them: Israel has a vibrant free press and many avid readers. Promote and engage into civil conversations. Contact your representative in the local city council or in the Knesset. If you do not like how your representative responds to your input – work to change your representative in the next elections. Israel is a representative democracy.

Israel is one of the most vibrant democracies in the Western World. Voter turnout (as percentage of the voting-age population) in the last Israeli elections was 71.3%, higher than in Germany (69.1%), France (67.9%), the United Kingdom (63.2%) and the United States (55.7%). Keep up the good work!

About the Author
Jaime Kardontchik has a PhD in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He lives in the Silicon Valley, California.
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