Confessions of an Israeli Politician

Pursue reform against an interest group? What are you, nuts? That’s a recipe for career suicide.

Following my column on politicians enslaved to interest groups, a certain Knesset member decided to share secrets with us. These secrets are perfectly well known to anybody in key positions at the big public organizations, and explain why they serve the interest groups at the expense of the unorganized public, which is left unrepresented in Israeli democracy. Here is his text, barely edited: