Netanyahu Fiddled While Israel's Defense Establishment Burned

The state comptroller's criticism of the prime minister's halfhearted approach to resolving bloody infighting shows us someone who doesn't want to get his hands dirty.

Although the focus has been on others, the criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conduct during the so-called Harpaz affair is no less disturbing. In the spring of 2010, Netanyahu was pushing for unprecedented preparations for an Israeli military offensive against Iran's nuclear installations, while an all-out war was going on under his nose, between his defense minister and chief of staff.