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Bibi, Benny and Ruvi: the future of Israel

By Gwynne Dyer      

Israel could be a democratic state where every citizen has an equal say or an apartheid state where most Arabs are subjects, not citizens, but it can’t be both.

The major obstacle to forming a majority coalition is the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial later this month on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Even if he is found guilty, he could technically stay in office until his last appeal is exhausted, a process that could take years, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of the Kremlin

LONDON, U.K.—Benjamin Netanyahu, or ‘Bibi,’ as everyone calls him, is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, and still in office although he has failed to win three elections in a row. Last June, last September, and again early this month, Israeli voters split their votes in ways that made it almost impossible to put together a new government.

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