Putting one family above the nation

The fact that some MKs who opposed the Schalit deal nevertheless kept silent at the family’s request was a betrayal of their duty as the public’s elected representatives.

October 31, 2011 17:03
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Gilad Schalit at Tel Nof with PM, Barak and Gantz

Schalit Netanyahu Barak Gantz 311. (photo credit: Ariel Harmony / Defense Ministry)

One of the most disturbing revelations of the past two weeks is that some Knesset members who opposed the ransom deal for Gilad Schalit nevertheless acceded to his family’s request to keep silent until the deal was concluded.

On October 21, for instance, former MK Tzachi Hanegbi, of Kadima, wrote the following in these pages:


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