Letting Bullies Dictate the Government's Mood Will Lead to a Total Loss of Control

The investigation into the Shoafat kidnapping and murder must be concluded swiftly, efficiently and above all, transparently.

The late-night deliberations of the inner cabinet on the proper response to Hamas could mistakenly suggest that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is overseeing a decision-making process that is considered, professional and businesslike. But there’s a big gap between moderating a debate and...