Israel’s Far Right Government Backs Down
For months in Israel, the far-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushing a highly contentious plan to fundamentally change the country’s Supreme Court, setting off some of the largest demonstrations in Israel’s history.
On Monday, Mr. Netanyahu announced that he would delay his government’s campaign. Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the prime minister’s surprising concession.
Guest: Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.
- Mr. Netanyahu delayed his bid to overhaul Israel’s judiciary in the face of furious protests.
- Israel’s prime minister is caught between his far-right coalition and public anger over the government’s plan to weaken the judiciary.
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