Israel Rights Its Wayward Leaders



As Israel celebrates its 6oth birthday, it is also conducting an ongoing investigation into the master of ceremonies: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

This is what I admire about the place in which I grew up: No authority is above the law, especially not the most powerful politicians in the land.

Americans think that because their top-tier leaders remain untouched, they’ve probably above board. Not so: It’s just that the American presidency and the cabinet are impenetrable. They’re allowed to take shelter behind the Scooter-Libby minions who take the fall for them.

3 thoughts on “Israel Rights Its Wayward Leaders

  1. Steven Stipulkoski

    “To show partiality is not good— yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.” Proverbs 28:21.

    It is amazing how cheaply even some of the highest officials will sell their integrity.

    My profound respect for the Israeli police.

  2. Max

    Aside from his personal transgressions, I believe Ohlmert’s policies have made and are continuing to make Israel a much weaker country. It remains to be seen if the Jewish state can overcome this lack of vision in its “leadership”.
    So much for being able to lead competently while ones personal ethics are in the toilet. I believe this was called “compartmentalization” in the Clinton administration.

  3. Andrew T.

    Israel has experienced a series of corrupt prime minsters, actually. Olmert is barely tolerable, but Sharon was truly unbearable.

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