'A family is a father, mother and children, and not two fathers and a child,' said Avi Wurtzman during his previous Knesset stint. While doing nothing to advance socioeconomic issues, he did initiate a 23 million shekel project for daily study of Torah.09:29 01.12.15 | 1 comments
The Turkel Commission was not able to interrogate the passengers, who did not come before them. BUT, the Commission also did not interrogate the SOLDIERS, it only accepted conclusions of the IDF investigation, which is at best hearsay, and more likely - whitewash. Nobody can accept this, no matter how much PR effort is expended. As far as the legality of stopping the Marmara, the Human Rights Council already submitted an analysis by independent jurists, which concluded it was illegal for two reasons I will not go into. At best, there will be aan argument of experts. The UN (Ban) Commission will have to decide. I suspect they will either conclude illegality (I am choosing the independent opinion rather than the biased opinion of the Turkel people), or will refer the issue to the ICJ for the Court's legal opinion. PR will not work here. Given that Israel has such a miserable reputation nowadays, it is possible the issue will be referred to the Hague. Would Obama the lawyer veto a resolution based on legal views? I wonder.