Feb. 7, Israelis awoke to the headline that the police used counterterror spyware to illegally penetrate the smartphones of then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sons and advisors. They also penetrated mobile phones belonging to senior public officials, journalists, mayors, and businessmen, none of whom were suspected of committing serious crimes.
In this week’s episode Caroline and Gadi discussed the new revelations, their legal status, impact on Netanyahu’s ongoing trial, Israeli politics and society. These are tough times for Israel’s deep state but this may be the first glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel in the Israeli public’s struggle with its anti-democratic legal fraternity and deep state.
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