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Panel: Israel PM Netanyahu’s Leadership Under Scrutiny in Wake of Massacre



80% of Israelis in a recent poll blame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for security lapses that preceded Hamas' bloody attack on Oct. 7. (AP/Ohad Zwigenberg)
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In a discussion on the NPR program 1A, the state of Israeli politics was discussed in the aftermath of the October 7th attack by Hamas, which resulted in over 1,400 fatalities.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who leads one of the most conservative governments in Israel’s history, is under scrutiny, with a recent poll indicating that up to 80% of Israelis believe he should be held accountable for security lapses that led to the attack.

This comes amidst an already tumultuous political climate, as Netanyahu’s administration has been pushing for a major overhaul of the judiciary system.

The formation of a new unity government in response to the war raises questions about the future trajectory of Israeli politics.

The podcast features insights from Gregg Carlstrom of The Economist, Laura E. Adkins of The Forward, and Mairav Zonszein, a Senior Analyst on Israel-Palestine for the International Crisis Group.

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