Prime minister says system deprives ministers of powers they were elected to exercise; remarks come amid drive by politicians to regain control over appointments and dismissals of senior officials.11:55 08.02.16 | 0 comments
It's easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. The IDF is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Islamic extremists in Gaza, Turkey and other countries most likely pushed for such confrontation and relished the deadly consequences. I'm talking about the same folks who bomb marketplaces, lob rockets into villages, shoot up public buses, massacre school children, fly commercial jets into buildings and use women and children as human shields. Face it, Israel and other countries, are fighting an asymmetric war with a foe that does follow the Geneva Convention and other standard wartime rules of engagement. Israel has a right to defend herself any way she can. That being said, I am not condoning all Israeli policies. Violating multiple UN resolutions by expanding beyond pre-67 borders is wrong, but that's another topic. The Middle East... What a freakin' mess.