Mr. Levy highlights a rare opportunity for Israel to turn a corner away from being a Jewish banana republic run by a military junta. He portrays, correctly, that this opportunity for introduction of an element of civilian humanity into Israeli affairs is fleeting and must be seized at the moment. Will Israel meet this challenge? Can Israel be run by other than a military junta? Hm, the only banana republic in the Near East - some distinction!
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Starting off on the wrong foot