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Re the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish nation, what are the countries that deny Israel either de facto or de jure and are democracies, defined by being at least 6.00+ on the economist democracy index?

I can't really find a list elsewhere other than manually checking Wikipedia, so I'm just posting an answer based on what I checked on Wikipedia.

Question: But anyway, where could I have found some list that shows this s.t. I didn't need to reinvent the wheel, assuming I'm correct? And if I'm incorrect, then please point out why by either showing such a list or manually double checking my answer. If you show a list, then feel free to use an alternative definition of democracy, hopefully based on a measure/indicator.

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I can't really find a list elsewhere other than manually checking Wikipedia, so here's the result of manually checking Wikipedia.

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All the states (whether democracy or dictatorship) that don't recognise Israel de jure:

  • Afghanistan — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Algeria — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Bangladesh — Does not accept Israeli passports, and Bangladeshi passports are not valid for travel to Israel.
  • Brunei — Does not accept Israeli passports, and Brunei passports are not valid for travel to Israel
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Indonesia — Can only travel to Indonesia with an invitation from the Department of Immigration of Indonesia. Can only enter Indonesia through airports in Denpasar, Jakarta and Surabaya.
  • Iran — Voted against UN Partition Plan and voted against admission of Israel to membership of UN. Iranian government refrained from recognizing Israel de jure despite de facto recognition. Relations severed on 18 February 1979. Does not accept Israeli passports, and the holders of Iranian passports are "not entitled to travel to the occupied Palestine"
  • Iraq — Does not accept Israeli passports, except for Iraqi Kurdistan where visa is required for passengers without a signed and stamped letter issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government if arriving at Erbil (EBL) and Sulaymaniyah (ISU). Iraqi passports are not valid for travel to Israel.
  • Kuwait — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Lebanon — Does not accept Israeli passports. Holders of passports containing any Israeli visa or stamp will be refused entry.
  • Libya — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Malaysia — Does not admit Israeli passport holders without written permission from the government. Malaysian passports not valid for travel to Israel without permission from the government.
  • Niger — Relations severed on 4 January 1973.
  • North Korea — North Korea and Israel held talks in 1993, but the talks were halted under pressure from the United States. See Israel-North Korea relations for more details.
  • Oman — A degree of relations established in January 1996. Closed Israeli office and suspended relations in October 2000. Accepts Israeli passports for transit only, does not accept for admission.
  • Pakistan — Does not accept Israeli passports, and Pakistani passports are not valid for travel to Israel.
  • Qatar — In April 1996, Qatar and Israel agreed to exchange trade representation offices. Trade offices closed in February 2009. Israeli-issued passports are not allowed in Qatar. The only time Israel was allowed was during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Saudi Arabia — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Somalia
  • Syria — Does not accept Israeli passports.
  • Tunisia — Joint declaration of relations made in January 1996. Closed the Israeli representative office and suspended relations in October 2000.
  • Yemen — Does not accept Israeli passports.

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Manually (so I could be wrong!) checking each on economist democracy index gives (several democracies for de facto rejection lol ok but) just 4 democracies for de jure rejection:

  1. Indonesia - both
  2. Jamaica - de jure rejection but de facto acceptance
  3. Malaysia - both
  4. Trinidad and Tobago - de jure rejection but de facto acceptance

Notes:

  1. The only 2 democracies that reject Israel both de jure & de facto are Indonesia & Malaysia. Both are Muslim majority countries.

  2. T.E.D. points out TEDI says all 4 are flawed not full. And you might say 'Aha, they're not "real" democracies!' But then again Israel & US are flawed too. So, well, so much for that.

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    Having text rather than images would be far better Commented Mar 25 at 22:18
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    If text is hard, a link to the relevant Wikipedia page would help. (I get that it's in the question, but it's hard to find.)
    – wizzwizz4
    Commented Mar 26 at 1:06
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    Technically, all 4 are classified as "flawed democracies" rather than "full democracies". For comparison's sake, so is the USA.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Mar 26 at 19:11
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    @T.E.D. what reference are you using for that classification? Which categorisation system/scale are you referencing? Commented Mar 27 at 0:59
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    @ChrisHalcrow - The latest Economist Democracy index, just like the answer said.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Mar 27 at 1:25

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