Do Israelis Still Trust the System?

A massive portion of Israeli society agrees that the Prime Minister is the subject of a coup attempt.
Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gives an announcement on September 10, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel.
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Fifty-six percent of Israelis believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu should resign after being indicted for bribery by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, noted Channel 13 in a recent poll. However, the same poll found that 35 percent said that he shouldn’t resign and another 9% said they didn’t yet know.

The fact that a massive segment of Israeli society does not think Netanyahu should step down after being accused of such a crime shows that many Israelis no longer trust the system.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the announcement to indict Netanyahu, the entrenchment of Israel’s “deep state” and Israel’s broadening divisions.

Show Notes

The Danger of Division by Warren Reinsch

Israel’s Deep State Attacks Benjamin Netanyahu

The Reign of the Prosecution by Caroline Glick