JERUSALEM — Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehudah market is a commercial, gastronomic and cultural warren of alleys and squares often traversed by journalists trying to divine the national pulse.
Even among hardened and venerable political analysts, it is considered something of an oracular location. Think of it as Israel’s Peoria, Ill., just hotter and spicier.
From the sound of things here these days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble.
No one at this notoriously talkative, bustling souk found it within himself to express a negative or reproaching view of the protests that emerged seemingly out of nowhere five weeks ago and now, despite their ongoing civility, threaten the nation’s stability.
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