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)


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