Hedonism Is No Sin; Especially Not in Israel

Whether senior politicians like Ehud Olmert or top journalists like Dan Margalit, Israeli notables need a lot more self-discipline.

“I’ve always known that Ehud Olmert is a hedonist, but hedonism is no sin,” said his best friend, journalist Dan Margalit, who changed his tune and became the former prime minister’s greatest critic. But until then, why investigate sources of funding and gluttony when you’ve hung out together for so many years?