A Capitol Hill Coup in Israel? Don't Rule It Out

Israelis who spent all night watching the news from Washington asked themselves if it could happen here. Several incidents from the past year hint at the unsettling answer

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The daily deluge of coronavirus news was shunted aside Wednesday night by the unbelievable scenes in Washington. What had initially looked like another cluster of nutjob conspirators outside the White House became, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s speech, a Bastille-type assault on the Capitol. Insufficient, failed preparedness on the part of the security forces, despite the sensitive timing of the ratification of the results of the presidential election, enabled hundreds of rioters to burst into the building, stop the proper functioning of American government and threaten the safety of the elected officials.

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