When a mystic rabbi searched for tunnels * Netanyahu vs democracy? * Johnson isn’t the only pro-Israel UK PM wannabe

When a mystic rabbi searched for tunnels * Netanyahu vs democracy? * Johnson isn’t the only pro-Israel UK PM wannabe * Haredi mom of 5 is marathon champ * Goliath’s beer?

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THE WEEKEND EDITIONSunday, May 26, 2019
How the IDF let a rabbinical mystic search for border tunnels, then spurned him
BY AVNER HOFSTEIN AND ANABEL ZAMIR
Officers who went with him claim Galilee-based Rabbi Yehuda found 6 tunnels on Lebanon border, and 31 on Gaza border, years before IDF exposed them. Today, the army is dismissive
ISRAELI DEMOCRACYDAVID HOROVITZ
Ex-justice, AG: If Netanyahu is above the law, Israel is not a civilized country
Elyakim Rubinstein warns against anti-court laws, advanced to keep the PM from going on trial, destroying the ‘checks and balances’ that protect minorities and the weak
Bid to stifle court akin to those of pre-Nazi Germany, 98 retired judges say
BY JACOB MAGID
Former Supreme Court president Barak: I’d quit if they passed the ‘override’ law
BY TOI STAFF AND RAOUL WOOTLIFF
ANALYSISRAOUL WOOTLIFF
Not just Netanyahu: The other 4 lawmakers who may need immunity from prosecution
Gambit to save PM could also help prevent corruption charges against Shas leader Deri, Likud’s Haim Katz and David Bitan; UTJ chief Litzman accused of aiding alleged pedophiles
Op-ed / 7 days in May: Moshe Kahlon’s chance to save Israeli democracy from Netanyahu
BY DAVID HOROVITZ
Document / Full text: The criminal allegations against Netanyahu, as set out by Israel’s AG
BY RAHEL JASKOW (TRANSLATION) FOR THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOKAMIR BEN-DAVID
At Tel Aviv Museum, a curious opposition alliance is born. Will it hold?
Gantz would have been more at ease at IDF headquarters, but he acted wisely in the run-up to Saturday’s large anti-Netanyahu, pro-democracy protest, and promised more to come
Reporter’s notebook / At Tel Aviv rally, Turkey’s Erdogan and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ loom large
BY SIMONA WEINGLASS
Amid standoff with Liberman, Likud says it’s bracing for snap elections
BY MARISSA NEWMAN AND TOI STAFF
AS UK PM RESIGNS
Johnson leads race to succeed May, but he’s not the only pro-Israel would-be PM
BY ROBERT PHILPOT
A dozen Conservative MPs are jostling to replace UK leader, and several would maintain her support for Israel. A key question is who would defeat Corbyn in the next election
Undone by Brexit, May was one of the friendliest PMs in history for British Jews
BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
Haredi mother of 5 marathon champion Beatie Deutsch is running for a cause
BY MICHAEL BACHNER
HISTORIC BEER REVIEWJUDAH ARI GROSS
It’s not what Goliath drank, but ancient yeast brews still bring giant flavor
‘Philistine’ beer made from 3,000-year-old strain found at Gath comes out fruity and tangy while mead, likely closer to its atavistic inspiration, begets a champagne-cider quaffer
What Goliath quaffed? / Israeli scientists brew groundbreaking ‘ancient beer’ from 5,000-year-old yeast
BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN