Sarid has made a good case against Avineri - that not all Ministers influence policy. However, he made no case at all for Opposition parties influencing policy from the back-benches. The solution? I don't have one - only the hope that after all,the 'left-centre' bloc will be too large to ignore, or at least that Bibi will prefer Livni and Lapid to Bennet.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Cabinet room isn't the only place to make a difference