The Heat: Israel’s political crisis

The Heat

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is at the center of a political controversy, continues to lash out, targeting the country’s law enforcement and judicial system. Calling the latest corruption investigation against him “an attempted coup,” Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for a generation and says he has no intention of stepping down. This latest crisis, is deepening the political stalemate in a country already in disarray.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Ruthie Blum is a columnist for the Jewish News Syndicate and Jerusalem Post.
  • Moien Odeh is an attorney focusing on human rights and international law.
  • Harry Reis is the Director for Policy and Strategy at the New Israel Fund.
  • Bernard Avishai is a Professor with a focus on political economy at Dartmouth College and a regular contributor to New Yorker magazine. 

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