Monday, November 05, 2012

This is why

If you ever wondered why Israel finds itself in such a difficult situation (besides the obvious explanations: the whole world hates us, we are surrounded by savages, we are softies, all those refugees and foreign workers, etc ;-)), have a look at the following two articles in The Times of Israel: this one (on the Foreign Ministry), and this one (on the military and Iran). Both articles make clear how politicians (try to) run the show, with the professionals and experts playing second fiddle, no matter how crucial the issue at hand. Even in the US - that is my personal impression - the opinions and expertise of professionals are appreciated and used more than in Israel.

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