Kahan panel slammed ex-Mossad chief for actions in first Lebanon war; now he heads probe into second war.
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.
As the popular revolution gathers momentum, galloping toward the brink of its reason, text messages - "open lines" - and Internet polls will determine the make-up of the commission of inquiry and even - why not? - the justices of the Supreme Court.
The appointment of delegation heads and directors of government ministries requires the approval of the entire government. GOCs are appointed by the chief of staff and the defense minister. The one proposes and the other signs - and not always in that order.
Israeli diplomacy has neglected everything that isn't related to Washington and has found itself unable to wield any influence with respect to at least half of the American-French formula.