Haaretz Editorial Elections Should Be Held on Time

Narrow interests are seeking to trump the public interest. Election Day must not be changed once again.

In addition to deaths and injuries, Operation Pillar of Defense has also produced sufferers of anxiety of a special sort: Israeli politicians, both those who seek to preserve or even upgrade their Knesset and cabinet jobs, and those who seek to acquire such jobs. They have been voicing the fear that their ability to run for places on their parties' Knesset slates will be impaired. The disruption of normal life...