All the president’s yes-men
He or she may not have a vote in the cabinet, but the president must act as a counterweight to the haste of the prime minister and his closest allies.
Yossi Sarid likes to relate how Golda Meir was anointed head of the Labor Party and prime minister on its behalf after Levi Eshkol’s death in 1969: “Golda wants it,” Aryeh “Lova” Eliav explained. Meir, of course, denied this, and said she gave in only because she was obliged to follow the will of her...
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