Power without responsibility

Those who decide whether Yoav Galant’s alleged land-grab misdeeds outweigh decades of successful military service are 3 unelected officials. But if the decision made proves to be the wrong one, the onus falls on the elected government.

February 7, 2011 14:43
Yoav Galant

Galant with flag 311. (photo credit: IDF)

The soap opera of appointing the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff contained many troubling elements, but one in particular has received far too little attention: The decision as to who will fill one of the country’s most important jobs, a choice with a major potential impact on Israel’s future, was effectively made not by the elected government, but by an unelected state comptroller, an unelected attorney general and an unelected High Court of Justice.

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