What happened this week in Israel is best understood as a partial military coup, backed by the U.S. government

The Military Intervenes in Israel — and the USA
Joel B Pollak
March 30, 2023

The Israeli opposition used protests to shut down the country — and used mass military desertion to force the democratically-elected government to suspend judicial reforms to make the courts more accountable to the legislature. For all President Joe Biden’s bluster about “democracy,” he backed the opposition, and the coup attempt. That stance was extraordinary — and hypocritical, given that judicial reform is also a hot topic in the U.S. Biden himself has considered “packing” the Supreme Court to counter its conservative majority with liberal justices. READ MORE

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