How not to manipulate the presidency
June 16, 2014 14:00
The presidential race raised questions about the judgment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Before the fall: Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (right) presents his candidacy for the presidency to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on May 27.
(photo credit:FLASH 90)
THE STORMY, early summer race for president raised questions about money and politics, the vetting of candidates, the voting mechanism; and even whether the largely symbolic office is actually necessary.But, more significantly, the election raised questions about the judgment of the man who really wields power in the system: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.