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Israel's Government of Hypocrisy

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01.12.2021

The cabinet’s decision this week to approve Amir Peretz’s appointment as chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries even though he was disqualified by the panel vetting senior civil service appointments is further proof that the promises of change by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid were false promises. It turns out that the main changes are the names of the cabinet members. The new politics is amazingly similar to the old politics.

In 2013, when Lapid was finance minister, he came up with the idea of a competitive public process to find high-quality nominees for the boards of state-owned companies precisely to halt the handing out of jobs to cronies. “There’s no better expression of the new politics than cutting off the oxygen to political appointments,” he rhapsodized.

But now, not even 10 years later, Lapid........

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