Ehud Barak says Netanyahu’s government is legal but ‘illegitimate’

Speaking to Channel 12 news during the anti-government protest in Tel Aviv this evening, former prime minister Ehud Barak says Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is legal but “illegitimate.”

“This government is legal, but clearly illegitimate because of its plan to crush Israeli democracy,” Barak says.

“We are seeing a coup here. This is an assassination of the declaration of independence, and democracy must defend itself,” he says.

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