Everyone was ready for the historic signing of the agreement planned for this week at a meeting of European transportation ministers in Brussels. Everyone, that is, except Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
With only two TV channels and the same number of daily newspapers there won't be a critical, competitive and biting press.
After the AG's decision to indict him, Avigdor Lieberman wants a quick and easy plea bargain that would let him off with almost nothing and bring him back into the cabinet within a few months. Such an arrangement must not be accepted.
In the Lieberman case, the law enforcement system has badly shot itself in the foot. It must do some soul-searching, while its chiefs must take personal responsibility, with all this implies.
Wise commanders who must choose between shooting at civilians or retreating know there is no point in pursuing the mission.
Disqualifying parties that represent the Arab public would be a serious blow to democracy and broadcast a message of exclusion to this population.
Academic freedom was so embarrassingly violated by Netanyahu's move that two professors chose to censure him on the matter in front of Merkel.
Basic moral principles require that Israel cease destroying cisterns that are essential for the existence of dozens of Palestinian communities.
Even if the level of proof required in a civil suit differs from that in a criminal case, Judge Pilpel's ruling necessitates a re-examination of the incident.
Fans of historical lessons can take comfort in the fact that at least the person who cooked up Israel's economic stew, Netanyahu, will also be the one to eat it