It’s the very same thing happening to President Trump, the administrative state mounting a political coup against an elected leader it doesn’t want in power…
If elected leaders and bureaucracy officials lack virtue, no state’s legal system will function for long. This has happened all over the West thanks in part to the post-modern mindset.
It is difficult to avoid the distinct impression that the unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement.
Ever since Netanyahu was elected to lead the Likud and particularly after he became prime minister, the mainstream media has ceaselessly sought to besmirch him and his family. No other democratic leader has been continuously vilified to such an extent.
The past week was just another normal week in Israel—with new and sensational allegations and suspicions of evermore grave violations of the law by Prime Minister Netanyahu, being supposedly uncovered by the police—and dramatically covered by a frenetic press.
Impudent Upstart Usurper
Ever since his unexpected, razor-thin 1996 victory over Shimon Peres—the left-leaning liberal establishment candidate for the premiership—Netanyahu has been hounded and harassed by his political rivals within Israel’s entrenched civil society elites, and subjected to a maelstrom of allegations that range from the petty to the preposterous.
For two decades, he has been assailed by the self-appointed bon-ton set, who saw him as an impudent upstart usurper of the their divinely ordained right to govern. Significantly, the recriminations against him rarely—if ever—related to the manner in which he discharged the duties of the office to which he was elected.
As their astonished disbelief morphed into visceral rage, a cavalcade of charges was unleashed, admonishing him (and/or his spouse) for irregular use of garden furniture, the employment of an electrician, the proceeds from the sale of recycled bottles; payments to a moving contractor, an inflated ice cream bill (no kidding), the cost of his wife’s coiffure, meals ordered for the official PM residence from restaurants; expenses involving the care of his ailing 96 year old father-in-law…