Israel is “entering uncharted territory,” with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing indictment and Israel’s political parties unable to form a governing coalition following a second election cycle in September. Natan Sachs, fellow and director of the Center for Middle East Policy, examines what the criminal charges will mean politically for both Netanyahu and Likud, and the ramifications of the U.S. announcement regarding the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Fred Dews, and Camilo Ramirez for their support.
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For the past year, you've seen that perhaps no leverage that the US and the West thought it had — aid, sanctions, the freezing of Afghanistan's reserves — has really had an effect on Taliban behavior. The Taliban has essentially done what they had always done. The Afghan people have been in a humanitarian crisis because the Taliban hasn't budged.