Israel’s protests are intensifying. Flights from Tel Aviv have been grounded and staff members at Israeli diplomatic missions abroad have walked off the job to mark their opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reforms.
What happens next? Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak shared his candid thoughts on FP Live. Asked about what happens next in the current impasse between the demonstrators and Netanyahu, he said “He will double down. We will double down. At the end, he will fall.”
Watch the full interview here. FP Insiders can read the edited and condensed transcript here.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offers an example of how the security apparatus in Israel could carry out orders if the government of Benjamin Netanyahu passes judicial reforms and the Supreme Court strikes the reforms down.
Former Israeli prime minister
Ehud Barak served as Israel’s former prime minister. He is also a decorated military general and served as the country’s defense minister and as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
Editor in chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, the host of FP Live, and a regular world affairs analyst on TV and radio. Before joining FP in 2018, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. He has shared a Peabody Award and three Emmy nominations for his work as a TV producer, and his writing for FP was part of a series nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. Agrawal is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. He is a graduate of Harvard University.