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Israel's Last Chance to Stop the Coup D’état

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The expectation that Israeli politics would oust a rotten prime minister from his fortress on Balfour Street is hardly feasible. The political arena operates almost solely based on political interests, so we need another government institution such as the legal system, whose raison d’être is based on different values and commitments, to intervene and force the prime minister out.

It’s interesting: The same right wing that’s demanding an overt politicization of the legal system through the appointment of “our people” to key positions is now claiming that the legal system is already totally politicized (in favor of “our enemies,” of course), and therefore isn’t allowed to criticize anyone and make decisions about democratic government.

Unfortunately, history teaches that the current legislative branch has ceased to be a separate entity that can help balance the executive branch; it’s an arm of the cabinet. In effect, of the three branches of modern........

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