Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a multiparty system and independent institutions that guarantee political rights and civil liberties for most of the population. Although the judiciary is comparatively active in protecting minority rights, the political leadership and many in society have discriminated against Arab and other ethnic or religious minority populations, resulting in systemic disparities in areas including infrastructure, criminal justice, education, and economic opportunity.
Freedom in the World — Israel Country Report
Israel is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
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