Israeli Ministers Complain of Being Left in the Dark Over Truce Talks

Mistakes made in security cabinet during the Second Lebanon War appear to be repeating during Operation Protective Edge.

When the security cabinet met last Tuesday evening at the Kirya defense headquarters in Tel Aviv, Operation Protective Edge was 12 hours into a 72-hour cease-fire that had been declared by Egypt. Ministers present at the meeting said that, at some point, it took on the nature of the kind of wrap-up typical of courses in the army.