Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thomas Friedman says Netanyahu is in a box and could turn Israel into a "banana republic"


Thomas Friedman has a disturbing analysis in the New York Times, “Who is a Bigger Threat to His Democracy, Bibi or Trump?  It’s a Tough One”, about a second national lection in Israel upcoming in September, following Netanyahu’s apparent inability to hold a coalition in April.


Friedman talks about scenarios where Netanyahu (“BibI”) could go to jail, and his incentives to override the constitution to protect himself, making Israel more like a typical authoritarian “banana republic” which demands reannexation of all of the West Bank and takes no prisoners, and is run by the “religious zealots”.

He also spoke about it on CNN to Fareed Zakaria this morning.

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