The only reasonable course of action in the current situation facing Morris Talansky, is to reach an understanding between law-enforcement authorities in the U.S. and Israel, to the effect that Talansky's testimony here will not incriminate him back home.
Professor Ze'ev Segal is the senior legal commentator for Haaretz newspaper, and a member of its editorial board. His articles focus on Supreme Court judgments and legal issues of vital public importance.
An associate professor of law at Tel Aviv University, Segal is also an observer on The Israeli Press Council, chairperson of the Israel Diaspora Forum at the World Zionist Organization and co-chairperson of the Forum of Law and Society. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a PhD in Law from Tel Aviv University.
Segal is the author of five books on law, including The Right to Know in the Light of the Freedom of Information Act, and Freedom of the Press: Between Myth and Reality.
The attorney general is not in fact an adviser, but rules for the cabinet and its bodies in all areas related to public and civil law.
The prime minister's claim that he never explained his version of events to the public because the investigative process required him to remain silent is inaccurate.
High Court ruling that the AG can suspend Olmert if he doesn't cooperate with probe against him is a polite warning.
All that Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, as Olmert's long arm, has done to undermine the court's status must not deter the justices from imposing the rule of law on every branch of government.
More than two years have elapsed on the journey that won't end - the investigation and trial of former president Moshe Katsav.