It is not by chance that Lieberman favors a presidential system in a country without a constitution, and in which the minority living in it is a candidate for expulsion from its borders.
To escape a credible external examination of his conduct and the functioning of the bodies under his authority during the Lebanon war, Olmert became entangled in a frenzy of actions, motivating the High Court to demand that within five days he explain why a state committee of inquiry should not be established.
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz emerges from the interviews he gave on the eve of Yom Kippur as a person shorn of his strength.
The way things stand now, the right question is not whether Israel has a partner, but rather whether Israel itself is a partner.
One fine day, Olmert announced that his realignment plan was no longer on the agenda. With a few words, he erased the hope that he had breathed into large segments of the public and reneged on his promises.
The clash between Israeli Jews and Arabs' views on the war rekindles the question on whether the two communities can continue to live together on the basis of their single common denominator - a shared civil society.
The war in Lebanon raised questions about the security conceptions based on land and the separation fence and underlined the critical need for Israel to reach an accord with its neighbors.
In never-never land, the prime minister pressed a button and started a war that lasted more than a month, but is not drawing the conclusions demanded by its failure.
Because of his refusal to step down before the investigation against him is completed, Katsav is transforming the dignity of the presidency into an embarrassing stigma that those who care about their reputation would prefer to avoid.
Neither Peretz nor his party's members have the right to wave the flag of cleaning out the security stables with one hand and the social flag with the other, nor are they capable of doing so.