Problem is that despite the capable people at the comptrollers office, had it not been for Lindenstrauss' integrity, the ball would have dropped at his doorstep... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 24.01.11 | 04:00 (IST)

    which means that without integrity, it doesn't matter WHO is responsible for the vetting. In other words, the underlying problem that needs to be addressed is the rampant cronyism, backscratching, favor peddling, and "rubber stamping" that appears to be the S.O.P. in Jerusalem...and in fact, it's same SOP that allowed for Galant's little land grab in the first place. Until Israel wakes up to the fact that it politicians and military officers need to be held to strict standards of accountability...nothing is going to change. Even Galants neighbors who supported him did so, not because he didn't do what he's accused of, but because he "deserves" it because of his rank and position. Too many heads turn for reasons like this in Israel - too much deferrence takes place over position, status, and achievements - and it's why there's a new case of corruption around just about every corner. Lindenstrauss is an exception to the rule...it shouldn't be that way.

    from the article: Who needs the Turkel committee?
    First published 02:48 24.01.11 | Last updated 02:48 24.01.11
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