'No one really wants early elections'

Lipkin-Shahak: Syria isn't acting as it would if it were interested in peace.

winograd committee 298.8 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
winograd committee 298.8
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Neither the Israeli public nor the country's political echelon wants early elections following the findings of the Winograd Committee's report on the failures of the Second Lebanon War, former IDF chief of staff Lt. -Gen. (res.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak said Friday. In an interview to Channel 10, Lipkin-Shahak, who heads a committee to oversee the implementation of the Winograd Committee's recommendations, said that no one wanted to upset the political status quo. "No one really wants early elections... and no one expects them," Lipkin-Shahak said. Second Lebanon War - A year later: JPost special: The Second Lebanon War
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  • Shortcomings fixed but much work remains "It looks like the public isn't demanding that its representatives in the Knesset do any more than they already are," he added. When asked about the possibility of a war with Syria, he replied that while it was "possible," the issue was complicated. Certainly, Lipkin-Shahak said, Syria was part of the so-called axis of evil. Furthermore, Syria is not taking the steps it would if it were truly interested in peace with Israel, he said.