First They Take the Capitol, Then We Take the Knesset

Israelis watch Trump insurrection aghast: Netanyahu supporters could do that here ■ In time of coronavirus, petty politics kills ■ Lapid deals blow to Netanyahu and Gantz

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
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Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

The sane Israelis who, on Wednesday, watched, appalled, as the symbols of the world’s strongest and most magnificent democracy were trampled underfoot by an incited mob, saw the future before their unbelieving eyes.

A losing hooligan of a leader who claims the election was stolen urges his supporters to march toward the building housing the people’s elected representatives. Ahead of him, his son whips up passions with remarks like, “If you’re gonna be the zero and not the hero, we’re coming for you.” 

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