In Israel, Prosecutors Gone Wild

Then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset in Jerusalem, May 24, 2020. (Abir Sultan/Reuters )
The state’s power to investigate crime has been vastly overexpanded.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Israeli election on Tuesday, the fourth in that country in two years, is generally being portrayed in the Western media as the latest round in the gripping battle for survival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has established himself as one of the most important figures in the history of the State of Israel, having served as prime minister for 15 years. The real issue, in this and previous Israeli elections, is the continued viability of Israel’s democratic institutions. Over the course of the last 25 years, a highly independent, recently a rogue, prosecution service has been assembled by

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