This week, the largest protests in Israeli history forced Netanyahu’s governing coalition to put a pause on its judicial reform. Can the government that brought the country to the brink of civil war be trusted to advance a needed judicial reform process? What needs to happen to build a civil society and create a coalition that could lead Israel through the next phase? Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss the internal mechanics that are motivating Netanyahu’s coalition government, the key aspects of this reform that make it so problematic, and the constraints of politics on the human conscience.
A transcript of this episode is available here.