When push comes to shove, and the stakes get high, the army will take over the political institutions without any hesitation, just like Turkey (to protect the democracy...yeah right). The last debacle in Lebanon is a case in point. There are many more skeletons in the closet than this article exposes. The Israeli political institutions are puppets to the army, they dare not oppose it, in fact most of the prime ministers are former army generals who see the government as an extension of the army and not the other way around.
from the article: Surprising conversations