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What Happens Next?

Can the government that brought the country to the brink of civil war advance a needed judicial reform process? Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss.

President Isaac Herzog hosts delegations from Likud, Yesh Atid and National Unity for judicial overhaul negotiations at his residence in Jerusalem, March 28, 2023. (Kobi Gideon/ GPO)
President Isaac Herzog hosts delegations from Likud, Yesh Atid and National Unity for judicial overhaul negotiations at his residence in Jerusalem, March 28, 2023. (Kobi Gideon/ GPO)

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. Listen here:

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