As Netanyahu Wastes Time, Israel Is Crying Out for Change

Prime Ministers Ben-Gurion and Sharett were as different as yin and yang, but they were both giants compared to later generations of national leaders, especially dwarfing today's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Today is a jubilee: 50 years to the day since the final, absolute resignation of Prime Minister and Defense Minister David Ben-Gurion, the falling-out parade of the First Israeli Republic. One moment he was the man who had no substitute, and the next moment − we can manage without him. The Second Israeli Republic was formed by Mapai veterans Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir − and, on the wreckage left in...