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Iranian Centrifuges Meet Netanyahu’s Political Spin Cycle

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It’s hard to decide what’s getting freakier faster, current events or the response to them. Israel at the end of the Benjamin Netanyahu era is like a contemporary dystopian series on Netflix or HBO. Israelis are caught in an endless spin cycle like some hapless doormat. Everything is crazy — and possible.

Over the weekend, in anticipation of the approval by the cabinet and the Knesset of a bill permitting the placement of cameras in polling stations, a rumor spread among senior figures associated with the left: The bill was meant to lead to the firing of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, who had said he would not defend the legislation if it were challenged in court. The aim was to stop Mendelblit from dealing with Netanyahu’s criminal cases so that they’d eventually somehow fade away.

Other assessments I’d heard were that Netanyahu was planning to cancel next week’s election and/or to refuse to accept the results and declare some kind of war against them or anyone who attempted to........

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