On the Ulpana and the Altalena
In our system of government, the Knesset does not ‘detour’ around the court: As the legislator, it takes the legal highway.
On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a memorial ceremony for 16 Irgun members who were killed on board the Altalena, the ammunition and troop ship that was sunk upon the orders of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion while making its way to Israel during the War of Independence. Over this still-painful issue, Netanyahu has attempted to strike a delicate balance between empathy for the Irgun's...
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