The Peculiar Nature of Jewish Politics

Centuries in exile taught us to mistrust our leaders. Now, in the modern State of Israel, we are finding it hard to shake that off, and our leaders – like Ehud Olmert and others – seem ambivalent as to whom they are accountable.

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With former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert taking up residence in prison for corruption and a number of other officials currently under investigation, we have to ask ourselves what went wrong. Is the problem a...