Unelected Powers Rush in to Save Israel's Ailing Democracy

In the span of one weekend, the judiciary, the military and the presidency have actively interfered in politics. Then again, they were attempting to fill the void left by the government.

The judiciary, the military and the presidency of Israel are all banned by law from interfering in the political process. Despite this, in the space of one weekend, all three have become involved, by design or by default, in the upcoming elections. Some, especially on the right, would say that this is an unconstitutional intervention, reflecting the leftist tendencies of the "old elite" that...