Winston Churchill famously said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others. Among Israelis, there seems to be a similar sentiment toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s seen as a survivor, someone who puts his political well-being above all else. Time Magazine famously dubbed him King Bibi.
In this segment of Taxicab Diplomacy—where we talk politics with Israel’s most insightful political commentators, its cab drivers—the JPost Podcast explores how Netanyahu stays on top.
As our cab driver commentators demonstrate (and recent polls back up), there’s considerable dissatisfaction with Netanyahu. The only problem: there seem to be no better options.
Dr. Ofer Kenig, a researcher on political reform at the Israel Democracy Institute, adds his insight as to why nobody has managed to seriously challenge Netanyahu in the past seven years.