Israel Police's Recent Mishaps Border on the Absurd

The police blunders in the Barnoar gay youth club shooting case and other cases raise suspicions that something is basically rotten in the system that is meant to protect our lives and security.

The escape of the state’s witness in the Barnoar shooting case was the climactic scene in the theater of the absurd playing out before us in recent weeks. This scandalous failure to guard a key witness in such a major case put both the witness and the chances of obtaining convictions at risk, and cast a heavy pall over the police’s conduct. Unfortunately, this is far from the only recent police screw-up. It joins...