Wednesday, January 10, 2007

israeli politics

Did anyone else notice that the decision to investigate PM Olmert was made the day after he said at a news conference that one-sided pullbacks, such as was done in Lebanon and Gaza, were a mistake and Israel would not be doing them anymore? I am not going to defend Olmert, he should have been investigated for all these things before he ran as head of Kadima. However, I see European hands mingling in Israeli politics and the Justice Department.
I also agree with Olmert's colleagues about the bad timing of the announcement. When the PM is in another country dealing with matters of state, that is the wrong time to announce that he will be investigated for criminal actions. There is plenty of time both before and after the visit, to announce that. This announcement embarrasses Israel as a country and weakens our hand in dealing with China. The feeling there may be that the guy will be thrown in jail soon and they'll have to start negotiating with someone else pretty soon.

Now we have the head of the tax authority in jail for evading taxes. The head of the Lands authority is in jail for accepting bribes and falsely registering property in other people's names. The Justice Minister is on trial for sexual misconduct, the president is being investigated for rape. The former finance minister is being questioned under warning. The prime minister is being investigated because he has never done an honest thing in his life.

The country's political base is being ripped apart by its seams. The entire Knesset and the hierarchy of all government offices should resign and be banned on working in a position of public responsibility.

I say start over from scratch. We need a few good men to take hold of the country and set it on the right path with transparency built into the framework.

4 comments:

stillruleall said...

Now is your chance to start the theocratic monarchy! The people are fed up with the current governing system and will follow anyone who will promise a better system...

Rafi G said...

I agree with you rock.

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docyaak said...

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