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Without a coup of some sort, those opposing Netanyahu will never rise to power

The Left claims that democracy in Israel is under threat.
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Titles are important, even when they are completely irrelevant, as in the case of the recent arrest of Israel Air Force Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Amir Haskell, who has been for years a vehement opponent of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Haskell was detained after refusing to comply with police orders to stop blocking the street facing the Prime Minister’s Residence in downtown Jerusalem, where demonstrations against Netanyahu take place on a regular basis.

The arrest was celebrated by the media, which used this “gift” to further bolster the “danger to democracy” fallacy used to empower a dying Israeli Left that is now openly calling for civil disobedience. The ring leader of this incitement is none other than former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who was the mastermind behind the formation of the Democratic Camp, a political bloc consisting of Meretz, Democratic Israel and the Green party that lasted a mere six months – from July 2019 to January 2020.

Amir Haskell in court after his arrest.

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