The Olmert government appears to be the most miserable of Israel's 31 governments, in its makeup and performance.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
The media midwifed the affair, kept it from dying and has turned itself into the arena for the coming rounds.
Israel is supposed to be celebrating its 60th anniversary this week - not its corruption.
A new leader is in the White House and the former president's staff disappears along with information about a Middle Eastern country's nuclear program. Israel strikes on its own. This isn't an imaginary scenario about an attack on Iran - it's how the Iraqi reactor was destroyed in 1981
If Iran should suddenly announce it is ready for peace talks with Israel, then Jerusalem would face a dilemma.
It doesn't take a grandiose scheme in order to persuade American Jews to photocopy secret information on behalf of Israel. Nearly all of them volunteered, eager to help and to feel that they were contributing to the war effort, especially after 1967 and even more so after 1973.
Ben-Ami Kadish was small time, believed to have taken classified documents from an arms firm.
John McCain, who identified with the suffering of the families of the abducted IDF soldiers, represents a firm line against terror.
In the age of missiles, waiting for an enemy to strike first can prove too costly for the population. Now military and political top brass are rethinking the idea of hitting an enemy before receiving a first blow.