Israel’s Deep State Is Undemocratic, Unaccountable, and Completely Indispensable

How does Israel keep functioning despite constant political turmoil? Meet the opaque group of unelected bureaucrats that the country’s politicians rely on to save it from themselves.

Amir Yaron, governor of the Bank of Israel, with Shaul Meridor, then-head of the Budgets Department, at a conference in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2019. Flash90.

Amir Yaron, governor of the Bank of Israel, with Shaul Meridor, then-head of the Budgets Department, at a conference in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2019. Flash90.

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Sept. 8 2020
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Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.


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