Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Netanyahu, the Gravedigger of Statesmanship

Editorial, Haaretz

Image from article, with caption: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, May 8, 2016

The survival of democracy depends on a system of checks and balances constantly undermined by the current prime minister.

It seems Netanyahu believes that state institutions exist in order to serve two purposes: extending his tenure; and strengthening Israel’s public diplomacy overseas – ostensibly to guard against the BDS movement and anti-Semites and, in effect, to silence criticism about the continuation of the occupation and undermine Israeli democracy. ...

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