In Israel’s stampede tragedy, the buck stops with Netanyahu, Swahili Post

In Israel’s stampede tragedy, the buck stops with Netanyahu

In Israel’s stampede tragedy, the buck stops with Netanyahu, Swahili Post

An incident last week is illustrative. On Tuesday, the cabinet was supposed to impose new quarantine rules on travelers from pandemic-engulfed India. But Israel’s Supreme Court had ordered the cabinet to appoint a justice minister, a post that Netanyahu, who himself faces criminal charges, had avoided filling. In the chaotic cabinet meeting, Netanyahu ignored legal advice and pushed through the appointment of a lackey from his Likud Party. Afterward, facing defeat in court, he reversed course and gave the post to Benny Gantz, his estranged centrist coalition partner.

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