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Eisenkot Threatens Netanyahu to Take to Streets to Protect Democracy in Israel

Fri 02 Dec 2022 | 11:39 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, and current member of the Knesset, Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, called on the Israeli public to take to the streets if Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu continues to prioritize his personal interests above the national interests of the State of Israel.

Eisenkot told Yedioth Ahronoth, an Israeli daily newspaper, that harming Israeli democracy, amending laws in a way that allows circumventing the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court, harming the army, bringing an extremist like Avi Maoz into the Israeli prime minister’s office, and giving him authority over educational materials in Israel, requires the departure of a million Israelis to The streets are in an unprecedented protest against those policies.

Eisenkot assured Yedioth Ahronoth that he would be among those protesting in the streets.

Eisenkot's call to use the street against the right-wing coalition is the strongest and latest position in a series of angry and dissatisfied positions with the coalition agreements that granted the right-wing parties unprecedented powers in highly sensitive areas.