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
While there are risks to Israel sitting down to negotiate and ultimately returning captured land, these are offset by its military strength and alliance with America and also by what it stands to gain in a deal supported by the Arab League. The treaties with Egypt and Jordan have been worth it. Israel should deal with Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinians, the other Arab states to agree together on borders that will be accepted by all sides and the international community, a comprehensive settlement on all issues and dismantling of terror groups. The Labor Party should withdraw from the government if Olmert doesn't agree to try this. Israel should miss the opportunity to miss this opportunity.