The state comptroller's report on the Boaz Harpaz-Ehud Barak-Gabi Ashkenazi affair was printed last week and is still top secret, though it holds no actual secrets.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
The likelihood that foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman will avoid major criminal charges has turned the spotlight on the attorney general and state prosecutor, both of whom have not displayed powerful leadership.
In American politics they often cite the Democratic Party spokesman who was asked to comment on the defection of the controversial mayor of Los Angeles, Sam Yorty, to the rival Republican Party. In a single move, he said, Yorty improved the quality of both parties.
In the tragicomedy of the Lieberman case, it is ridiculous to hear the pretexts for the upcoming annulment of the draft indictment.
Part of outgoing Defense Minister Barak’s political fate rests in the hands of Attorney General Weinstein. Once he makes a decision on whether to indict FM Lieberman, we may see Barak returning to government.
Combat - offensive and defensive - is the IDF's job. The home front is for the police.
Operation Pillar of Defense showcased many of the army’s strengths while emphasizing the frustration of fighting terror organizations.
Netanyahu and Barak will find it difficult to explain why the right moment for a cease-fire was missed – before the last and sharpest memory of the week of Operation Pillar of Defense became the memory of the bus on Shaul Hamelekh Street.
Military action against the hostile organizations and their commanders is correct, but futile, as long as it is detached from the broader context of a national goal.
Until this week, Prime Minister Netanyahu took pride in never having lead Israel into a war. Now he may be on the verge of starting not one but two.