Archiv: scorched democracy tactic / Taktik der Verbrannten Demokratie

27.03.2020 - 08:20 [ ]

After Blue & White split, Lapid slams Gantz for ‚betraying‘ voters, ‚capitulating‘ to Netanyahu

Lapid, who heads Yesh Atid, told journalists at a press conference that „Benny Gantz decided today to break apart Blue and White and crawl into Netanyahu’s government.“

„What’s being formed today isn’t a unity government and not an emergency government. It’s another Netanyahu government. Benny Gantz surrendered without a fight,“ he added.

27.03.2020 - 03:25 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Abandoned the Camp

Gantz was a source of hope to millions of Israelis yearning to put an end to Netanyahu’s rule, which is crushing democracy while tearing the population to shreds. On Thursday their hope was shattered, to the laughter of the opposing camp, the one that led the country into moral corruption and that has now added another soldier to its ranks and bought about the disintegration of the alternative.

27.03.2020 - 02:43 [ 972 Magazine ]

Gantz chooses Netanyahu’s incitement over Arab-Jewish partnership

Benny Gantz could have made history by forming a minority government with the support of the Palestinian parties. Instead he dismantled his own political camp and joined his rival.

27.03.2020 - 02:09 [ Ynet ]

Lapid: Gantz stole votes, gave them to Netanyahu

Lapid lambasted Gantz’s actions as „a betrayal to voters and a theft of votes.“

26.03.2020 - 17:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Meretz leader Nitzan Horovitz: You elected Gantz? You got Netanyahu

Horovitz added that Gantz was “spitting in the face” of his voters with his latest decision.

The Meretz leader called on others in the left bloc to not support this move.

26.03.2020 - 17:27 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Blue and White splitting after Benny Gantz elected Knesset Speaker

In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue and White Party that served as the alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 election, broke up on Thursday after party head Benny Gantz decided to enter Netanyahu’s government.

26.03.2020 - 17:26 [ Gil Hoffman / Twitter ]

After a vote according to new party lines of 74-18 with many boycotts, @gantzbe is now officially speaker of the Knesset. He will soon be foreign minister.

26.03.2020 - 17:21 [ Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent / Twitter ]

More drama: Yesh Atid formally requested to split out of Blue and White. @yairlapid : @gantzbe decided to crawl into a government with @netanyahu . @bogie_yaalon also breaking off.

26.03.2020 - 17:17 [ Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent / Twitter ]

In a dramatic turn of events, Blue and White is on the verge of breaking up after @gantzbe agreed to Likud’s demand for him to be the candidate to replace @YuliEdelstein in order to enable a unity government:

23.03.2020 - 09:11 [ ]

Exclusive: Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples the Government


According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, „devolution“ could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

„We’re in new territory,“ says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

23.03.2020 - 08:51 [ ]

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy: Secret plan to install general if law breaks down

The United States would then be placed under the authority of Terrence O’Shaughnessy, a four-star general and former fighter pilot who is the designated “combatant commander”, according to Newsweek.

General O’ Shaughnessy, 56, leads the US Northern Command (Northcom), a military authority responsible for homeland defence, created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

22.03.2020 - 13:17 [ RND / Twitter ]

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die Länderchefs wollen heute über weitere Maßnahmen im Kampf gegen die #Coronavirus-Pandemie beraten. Die Telefonkonferenz beginnt um 14 Uhr. Für 17.30 Uhr ist offenbar, laut Reportern, eine Erklärung Merkels geplant.

22.03.2020 - 13:15 [ Washington Post ]

With a pandemic as cover, Netanyahu is carrying out a coup in Israel


Under the cover of a pandemic, he is transforming himself from lame-duck prime minister to unelected strongman. He and his henchmen have shut down parliament, enacted extreme “security” measures without legislative oversight and shelved the courts just as Netanyahu was about to go on trial for corruption.

I don’t use the word “coup” lightly. But any weaker description of Netanyahu’s assault on Israeli democracy is a refusal to absorb and report the truth.

22.03.2020 - 12:13 [ ZDF ]

Mögliche Ausgangsbeschränkungen – Merkel berät mit Länderchefs

Kanzleramtschef Helge Braun (CDU) hatte den Samstag als wichtigen Tag bei der Entscheidung über mögliche Ausgangssperren bezeichnet.

22.03.2020 - 10:48 [ Haaretz ]

Knesset Speaker Edelstein and His Puppet Master Netanyahu, Free Israel’s Parliament

Since a majority of Knesset members – 61 out of 120 – oppose the government, Edelstein was dispatched to block the activity of the legislature and prevent it from voting in a new speaker. It is inconceivable that a temporary speaker would use his authority to set the agenda in order to prevent the selection of a permanent speaker. It is parliamentary bullying, and it must stop immediately.

22.03.2020 - 10:34 [ Ralf Schuler, Leiter BILD-Parlamentsbüro, Buchautor: „Lasst uns Populisten sein“ / Twitter ]

Heute ist der Tag der Entscheidung @BILD

22.03.2020 - 10:32 [ Göttinger Tageblatt / Twitter ]

Einzelne Bundesländer haben bereits #Ausgangsbeschränkungen erlassen. Folgen nun alle anderen? Darum soll es heute vor allem bei einer Telefonkonferenz von Kanzlerin Merkel und den Ministerpräsidenten gehen.#Covid_19De

20.03.2020 - 07:20 [ Achse des Guten ]

Mit dem Virus ans Grundgesetz


Es gibt Momente, in denen bei Demokraten sämtliche Alarmglocken in Gang gesetzt werden. Ein solcher Augenblick war gestern Abend um 20:03 Uhr in der Tagesschau. Nachdem ausführlich über Folgen der Coronakrise und die Maßnahmen dagegen berichtet wurde, fiel am Ende dieses Themenblocks, ganz nebenbei folgender Satz (bei 03:11 Minuten):

„Die Parteien erwägen derweil Grundgesetzänderungen, damit Gesetze auch verabschiedet werden können, falls der Parlamentsbetrieb eingestellt würde“.

20.03.2020 - 07:09 [ Jonas Schaible, Hauptstadtbüro @DerSPIEGEL // Die Linke - BMEL - Soziale Bewegungen / Twitter ]

Weil die Meldung so klang: – Ja, man müsste das GG ändern, um ein Notparlament im Seuchenfall einsetzen zu können. Nach meinen Infos: – Ja, Schäuble hat das heute in der PGF-Runde angesprochen – Aber die Resonanz war: keine Option kurzfristig, kein Thema (wie alles: derzeit)


20.03.2020 - 07:02 [ Tagesschau ]

Corona-Krise: Wie bleibt der Bundestag handlungsfähig?


Bundestagspräsident Wolfgang Schäuble und die parlamentarischen Geschäftsführer der Fraktionen heute beschlossen, vorerst nicht am Sitzungskalender zu basteln. Zugleich gilt, was Schäuble den Abgeordneten vorige Woche in einem Brief schrieb: „Die anhaltend dynamische Entwicklung macht es notwendig, die Lage täglich neu zu bewerten.“

19.03.2020 - 21:57 [ Haaretz ]

Raise the Black Flag at Home. Stand Up to the Tyrant Netanyahu

For years and years, we wondered when the occupation would come home.

It happened this week.

As the settlers once said in a different context: Yesha Zeh Kan – Judea, Samaria and Gaza are here.

One set of laws for the tyrant’s allies. Another set of laws for everyone else. Innocent civilians hounded. Their persecutor – never held accountable.

Raise the black flag. Stand up to the tyrant.

This is the fitting flag for this new Israel.

19.03.2020 - 21:53 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Is Using Coronavirus to Hold Onto Power

Panic over the coronavirus, justified as it may be, mustn’t blind the public from seeing how the temporary prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and members of his party are exploiting the crisis to hold onto power. Through their management of the coronavirus crisis, Netanyahu and his government are neutralizing the justice system and quarantining the legislature.

19.03.2020 - 21:50 [ Haaretz ]

‚Total Suspension of Individual Freedom‘: Inside Israel’s Secret Coronavirus Debate

These special means include gathering data about a person’s location via their cellphone and additional technological information using secret tools, and cross-referencing all of the data.

The process identifies all of the contacts coronavirus patients have had and the places they were, whether they are aware of it or not.

19.03.2020 - 15:06 [ Noa Landau נעה לנדאו / Twitter ]

Israeli police tries to stop thousands of cars raising black flags on their way to Jerusalem, to protest anti-democratic measures in midst of #Covid_19 outbreak, such as closure of Knesset. When asked ‘why’, this policeman said ‘because!’

19.03.2020 - 15:04 [ Haaretz ]

Police Arrest Protesters Against ‚Assault on Democracy‘ at Knesset

Protesters said they were angry at anti-democratic measures being taken to fight the coronavirus outbreak, such as this week’s decision to use cyber measures to track the location of people diagnosed with the virus as well as suspected coronavirus patients, in addition to strict restrictions to achieve social distancing, such as barring thousands of people from leaving their homes.

Further, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein dispersed parliament on Wednesday, deepening the paralyzation of Israel’s legislative body, which critics have seen as an attack on the checks and balances within Israel’s democratic institutions.

18.03.2020 - 19:48 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Coronavirus Coup: Israelis’ Basic Rights Are Now on Life Support

We are about to let the government gain absolute control over our lives – and thus know who we are, where we have been, when and with whom and who we speak to and when – without any form of consent or restriction.

18.03.2020 - 19:39 [ ]

Coronavirus: Bundestag erwägt Grundgesetzänderung


Im Bundestag wurde in kleiner Runde erstmals eine Grundgesetzänderung angesprochen, um die Handlungsfähigkeit des Parlaments auch dann zu erhalten, wenn das Parlament wegen der Corona-Pandemie nicht zusammentreten kann. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen hat Bundestagspräsident Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) in der Runde mit den Parlamentarischen Geschäftsführern der Fraktionen das Thema tatsächlich aufgebracht.

18.03.2020 - 19:35 [ Haaretz ]

Speaker Adjourns Parliament, Israeli President Warns Him Against ‚Undermining Democracy‘

By preventing the formation of the organizing committee, Speaker Yuli Edelstein also hampers the formation of the Knesset oversight committees on the coronavirus crisis

18.03.2020 - 19:30 [ ]

Rivlin warns Edelstein that adjourning the Knesset is ‚undermining Israeli democracy‘

Edelstein has effectively prorogued parliament and with a total coronavirus shutdown expected in Israel any day now, politicians and political commentators have argued that the speaker’s actions have engendered one of Israel’s severest constitutional crises ever.

18.03.2020 - 19:27 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Edelstein: Still unsure how Knesset inauguration will occur on Monday


„The manner of how the inauguration will take place will be decided after another assessment tomorrow with relevant professionals,“ Edelstein said.