Protests and the Future of Democracy in Israel
Almost immediately after taking power in December, Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right coalition in Isreal proposed a highly contentious overhaul of the Supreme Court.
The court has long been seen as a crucial check and lone backstop on the government, and the plan has divided Israeli society, kindling fears of political violence and even civil war.
Guest: Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.
- Protesters restricted road access to Israel’s main airport hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Italy.
- Here’s what to know about the government’s proposals.
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