Israel under Netanyahu, coalition partners, supportive hardliners, religious extremists, and weak-kneed opposition parties embarrass legitimate governance.
Upcoming elections are more sham than legitimate. Voters get little choice. Israel's on a fast track to tyranny. Another four years under Netanyahu may institutionalize it.
Israelis are as out of touch with reality as Americans. They're mindless about what's coming.
Oz isn't the only concerned figure. Six former Shin Bet heads expressed candid opinions. They did so publicly for the first time. They're concerned for good reason. Their fears are well justified. They're uneasy about Israel under Netanyahu.
Yuval Diskin headed Shin Bet (General Security Service) from 2005 - 2011. He called Netanyahu unreliable. His judgment is sorely lacking.
He "shirk(s) responsibility." He represents "a crisis in leadership here, a crisis of values and total contempt for the public. Maybe people will think I'm exaggerating, but I'm telling you. From close up it looks even worse."
Netanyahu has messianic ambitions, he added. He's-over-the-top and dangerous. He wants his stamp put on history. He wants it written the wrong way.
He menaces Israel and regional states. He's untrustworthy and dangerous. He created "a false picture on Iran."