The committee was formed at the discretion of the government, to serve on behalf of the government, and it's very unlikely to cross any boundaries otherwise - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WeCan2
    • 21.06.10 | 09:25 (IDT)

    But given the stated limitations, which bar it from questioning the key witnesses, even if its members DO pursue it in a credible manner, it'll most likely result in a complete whitewash. Although a safe prediction would be that, in order to project a semblence of credibility, it WILL find fault; but over some insignificant detail that in itself isn't particularly damning. It's unfortunate for Israel that Netanyahu and company have refused to opt for a full commission of inquiry, because outcome of the path they've chosen isn't very likely to satisfy anyone other than themselves; and it may end up causing even more damage to Israel's image. And because of this choice, in face of the overwhelming international criticism being directed toward Israel, one has to really question their motives and what exactly it is they're trying to hide.

    from the article: Clipped wings
    First published 03:04 21.06.10 | Last updated 03:04 21.06.10
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