Hindsite wrote:I understand that corruption charges have been brought against PM Netanyahu. So we shall see if he is able to survive those charges under the law.
Again, you're missing the point with your ''under the law'' comment, when it's a wonder Israel exists politically under it's lack of genuine and not arbitrary ad hoc law at all. Every Israeli government suffers or has suffered from an almost paralyzing inability to either hold together a coalition government for very long or escape legal attacks or having some politician on the wrong side of a power struggle wind up doing jail time.
The problem with Israel is that it is neither enough a truly Jewish nation-state nor enough of a true representative democracy to really work. Imagine an hypothetical ''Israel'' that is a complete free society, where all Arabs have full automatic citizenship and there is no ''Palestine''. What would happen? Muslims would outnumber Jews and you'd have an Arab Muslim Palestine that everyone would have to entrust the safety of the minority Christians and Jews to...
Or imagine an entire Holy Land that has all but maybe a select few that are entirely Jewish of it's citizens. This could only come by expulsion of the Palestinians, and that would be impossible unless Israel became a total military dictatorship unconcerned about it's neighbors reactions nor the world's outrage.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.