Has Netanyahu Lost the Plot?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely perceived as a political mastermind. In the drama over judicial reforms, however, many Israelis are wondering if he has lost control over his agenda and coalition.
The real sad truth, however, is that, according to press reports, Netanyahu wanted to accept Herzog’s proposal but backed off after Justice Minister Yariv Levin threatened to resign, which would have jeopardized the coalition.
In other words, Bibi is so afraid to lose his position he’s willing to see his country tear itself apart while he clings to the throne he so craves.
He has lost the confidence of Israel’s economic leaders and has led many members of the country’s defense forces to question his government’s orders. Members of his own Likud Party are signaling that he is going too far, too fast.
Claims by the movement’s leaders about rescuing Israeli democracy from imminent demise are false.
The root of their rebellion really lies in an aversion to the right-wing-religious coalition and its leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu