Based on what has happened in the field, nothing remains of the grandiose goals of the beginning of the war. Soon we will regret the deals we rejected at its start.
It is no secret that the matter of the budget troubles the Israel Defense Forces' leadership a great deal. Prior to the outbreak of war, Chief of Staff Dan Halutz made a major effort to convince politicians and the media alike that the planned cuts must be called off.
The civilians - Olmert and Peretz - felt inferior to the generals, and within minutes made a fatal decision and set unattainable, pretentious goals.
The previous recession began with the tourism industry, which is so sensitive to security related events. What happened then is happening again now.
The good news is that the Housing Ministry will embark on a project to transfer the ownership of apartments from the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) to private ownership. The bad news is this is a change that doesn't deal with the great damage the ILA causes the public.
At the beginning of this week, Ben-Nun presented his 'reform,' which is in fact the complete opposite of a reform. Instead of stimulating competition, it strengthens the IEC's power as a monopoly.
A real reform in the education system -one that will pass the administrative scepter to school principals.