The disadvantage of having old people serve in the Israeli commission of inquiry - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 23.06.10 | 19:09 (IDT)

    Members of the Commission are: Retired Justice Turkel, 75, A. Horev, 86, and S. Rosen, 93(!). Using ancient people has an advantage, of course, They have a clear record of defending Israel in past years, and are not expected to learn "new tricks" at their present age. On the other hand, they may be very well aware of the need and uses of wheel-chairs and DIAPERS! What if they take a grim view of the Gaza siege because of these items and consider the dead Turks who were trying to bring wheel chairs to Gaza as real martyrs? If I were Netanyahu, I would have taken this into account! And he had a clue, because the common Yiddish term for the people he appointed is "alte kakkers", to say nothing about the fact that Netanyahu's father is 100 years old and a definite member of this club. It would have been safer to pick commission members in the range of 75-80/82, certainly not older than 85!

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