The Problem With Israeli Politicians

It’s easy to criticize budget cuts, sit in a government whose peace policies one disdains, and drown the media in sound bites. Israeli politicians seem to prefer that to being ultimately responsible for making tough decisions.

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During a discussion of inequalities in Israeli society last month, MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) half-jokingly quipped, “If I were prime minister, I would –“ before taking a pause, shaking his head...