Netanyahu Sparks Mass Protests After Firing Defense Minister

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis poured into the streets of cities across the country on Sunday night in a spontaneous outburst of anger after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly fired his defense minister for challenging the Israeli leader’s judicial overhaul plan.

Protesters in Tel Aviv blocked a main highway and lit a large bonfire, while police scuffled with protesters who gathered outside Netanyahu’s private home in Jerusalem.

The unrest deepened a monthslong crisis over Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the judiciary, which has sparked mass protests, alarmed business leaders and former security chiefs and drawn concern from the United States and other close allies.

Netanyahu’s dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signaled that the prime minister and his allies will barrel ahead this week with the overhaul plan. Gallant had been the first senior member of the ruling Likud party to speak out against it, saying the deep divisions were threatening to weaken the military.
Long article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/netanya ... 517fea68d9

Well seems BiBi is doing what TOS wishes he could have done or would do if re-elected.
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TrueTexan wrote: Sun Mar 26, 2023 8:16 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis poured into the streets of cities across the country on Sunday night in a spontaneous outburst of anger after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly fired his defense minister for challenging the Israeli leader’s judicial overhaul plan.

Protesters in Tel Aviv blocked a main highway and lit a large bonfire, while police scuffled with protesters who gathered outside Netanyahu’s private home in Jerusalem.

The unrest deepened a monthslong crisis over Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the judiciary, which has sparked mass protests, alarmed business leaders and former security chiefs and drawn concern from the United States and other close allies.

Netanyahu’s dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signaled that the prime minister and his allies will barrel ahead this week with the overhaul plan. Gallant had been the first senior member of the ruling Likud party to speak out against it, saying the deep divisions were threatening to weaken the military.
Long article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/netanya ... 517fea68d9

Well seems BiBi is doing what TOS wishes he could have done or would do if re-elected.
I was going to say the same thing. Unfortunately, bibi is much smarter and more devious than the orange turd. But both are dangerous...

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This is the week when Netanyahu's government brings their "judiciary reform bill" to the single chamber Knesset or parliament. Bibi's coalition holds 64 seats in the chamber. There is speculation that some members of his own Likud Party could abstain from voting on the bill so it would fail. There have been continuous protests in Israeli cities since the bill was discussed, some on both sides worry about a civil war.

If Netanyahu is convicted in his fraud trial and the Israeli Supreme Court upholds his conviction, the "reform bill" if it became law would enable a majority vote in the Knesset to overturn his conviction or any Supreme Court decision they disagreed with. The tyranny of the majority, whoever controls the Knesset controls the Supreme Court.
https://www.ft.com/content/4a1f74f9-c85 ... ead2c825ad
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Like TOS, WottaYahoo doesn't care how much damage he does to his nation as long as he protects his own fat ass! The Tali-Haredi are looking to rush his plan through so their 10% can rule the other 90% just like the Taliban and Islamic Republic do. And they are using the police to forcibly and violently suppress dissent. Water cannons today, plastic bullets tomorrow, live rounds to come. Meanwhile the military is ready to melt away if they push this shit through.

Israel wasn't founded by the Haredi--they VEHEMENTLY opposed it because "Moshiach has not yet come". Some now believe that the late Menachem Schneerson is the Moshiach, but that's only some Lubavitchers. Yet now the Haredi think they OWN Israel and should be paid, and not serve in the military, and yet rule with an iron fist.

Liberal American Jews are generally horrified, as if they haven't seen this coming since the Begin era in 1978, but now are holding back donations. The President is pissed at WottaYahoo, appropriately, as he's been a POS toward American Democratic Presidents since Obama took over in 2009.

Which way will he swing? I'm guessing he'll postpone the vote--kick the can down the road.
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Netanyahu addressed the nation.
Netanyahu says says his government will never accept a civil war, and we are facing a crisis that is a real threat to the national unity of Israelis. Netanyahu says some people are rejecting military service, which is in itself a big crime. He says that the state of Israel cannot stay without an army to defend. Netanyahu says his government will delay the second and third readings of his controversial justice bill to the next parliamentary session. He adds that the delay comes from a will to reach broad consensus.
Tonight, a breakthrough in the last few minutes, Netanyahu just finished making a national TV address. He spoke of a dangerous clash that is endangering Israel's basic unity and so he said he was prepared pushing this legislation through parliament.

Critically, its not clear exactly what the timeframe is yet, it may be just a few weeks, in which case, it may not be the end of these protests. But for now, it seems some sense of breakthrough.
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-mid ... t-65085001

If Netanyahu wants an army let him conscript all those yeshiva students that are currently exempt.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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highdesert wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 1:36 pm Netanyahu addressed the nation.
Netanyahu says says his government will never accept a civil war, and we are facing a crisis that is a real threat to the national unity of Israelis. Netanyahu says some people are rejecting military service, which is in itself a big crime. He says that the state of Israel cannot stay without an army to defend. Netanyahu says his government will delay the second and third readings of his controversial justice bill to the next parliamentary session. He adds that the delay comes from a will to reach broad consensus.
Tonight, a breakthrough in the last few minutes, Netanyahu just finished making a national TV address. He spoke of a dangerous clash that is endangering Israel's basic unity and so he said he was prepared pushing this legislation through parliament.

Critically, its not clear exactly what the timeframe is yet, it may be just a few weeks, in which case, it may not be the end of these protests. But for now, it seems some sense of breakthrough.
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-mid ... t-65085001

If Netanyahu wants an army let him conscript all those yeshiva students that are currently exempt.
Then they'll surely vote him out of office!
"Even if the bee could explain to the fly why pollen is better than shit, the fly could never understand."

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Benjamin Netanyahu may not realize it yet, but his dare against the political odds is over. Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, who was reelected in November despite an ongoing corruption trial and whom even rivals acknowledged was a political magician, is out of tricks. This fall won’t happen imminently, but his coalition of ultra-nationalists, religious fundamentalists and the merely corrupt is losing its moral legitimacy, even among growing numbers of its voters. Netanyahu’s fatal mistake was his firing Sunday of his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, for calling on the government to halt its judicial revolution — legislation that would erode the independence of Israel’s Supreme Court and destroy the nation’s fragile system of checks and balances, effectively concentrating governance in the hands of the prime minister. Gallant noted the deepening rift within the army over the plan, and the growing protest movement among army reservists refusing to serve, and warned that the nation’s security was at risk.
Netanyahu’s miscalculation was to assume that the Israeli public would acquiesce in his transparent attempt to extricate himself from his legal troubles — he faces multiple charges — by initiating the most far-reaching judicial transformation in the nation’s history. Instead, since January, an astonishing protest movement spontaneously emerged, initially drawing tens of thousands and now hundreds of thousands to weekly demonstrations around the country.
Resorting to the divisive political strategy that has served him in the past, Netanyahu tried to delegitimize the protesters, denouncing them as anarchists and leftists, by which he meant, not patriots. His son Yair went one step further, calling the protesters Nazis. Meanwhile, some Netanyahu supporters began physically attacking demonstrators, with no rebuke from the prime minister.
Netanyahu’s tragedy is that, at the end of his long political career, he now endangers his own most precious legacies. The leader who presided over Israel’s high-tech revolution jeopardizes the Israeli economy with his judicial recklessness, as the tech companies contemplate relocating abroad and leading economists warn of impending disaster.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2 ... egislation
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The Haredi don't give a shit what Wottayahoo did because THEIR goal is to be Israel's Tali-Haredi, with ABSOLUTE power over the nation, and, they believe, all Jews world-wide and they don't give a fuck who gets burned along the way. Of course they call ANYONE who defies them "Nazis!" and worse, and believe that the USA is the biggest sucker they can exploit, counting on American Jews, who, mostly, are classically Liberal, to support their fascist dictatorial ways. And are FURIOUS that so many of us other now doubt or outright detest and oppose them. And worse--the US flow of donations is ebbing. I don't give money to Republicans. Why would I give it to Haredis or their backside-licking cronies and fellow racist fascists?

All TRUE Democracies survive in a tense dynamic equilibrium, and in Israel it is far more tense, and the cables of that equilibrium have been deliberately eroded there, here, in the UK, and in other European nations. We've seen several snapped in Israel and Wottayahoo is trying to snap the last ones to save his nasty ass.
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