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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein

The discussion will resume Thursday, and it is expected that Netanyahu will issue executive orders on changing the rules of engagement.



  1. Only in Israel does the Attorney-General and Supreme Court have such gross interferring power to decide what the IDF response to terror will be. Where Rules of Engagement include a military lawyer watching IAF cockpit operations in real time and can call off a strike literally at the last second for this or that insane reason. Where the enemy is warned in advance of a strike so that supposed "innocent" civilians get out of the way. Where the IAF invariably responds to rocket attacks just for show by striking empty warehouses or launching sites that have been abandoned. It is no wonder that Israel ends every conflict prematurely or inconclusively.
    The entire Israeli electoral system needs to be revamped as the current system of voting for a party which most closely resembles your point of view, but not knowing the political viewpoint of most of those on that list is just insane. Then as always a rag tag coalition is formed representing on the whole, who knows what? The power of the Court and Attorney-General needs to be diminished and citizens need a system of voting for candidates of their choice and if that individual does not perform as expected he can be thrown out at the next election. Currently this is simply not possible.

  2. The inent of rioters in Israel is to kill Jews. The IDF and Police should be able to defend themselves with extreme prejudice.. kill them where they stand, as they intend to kill. What incentive do they have to stop rioting if their only punishment is to be arrested and thrown in jail/prison where they are fed and housed, their families received American money from the US government (a more abundant sum if they have managed to kill a Jew) and they know they will be released when the next "peace talks" are forced upon Israel by the US? Change the game for Hamas and Abbas. Kill the terrorists where they stand.

  3. As with the child soldiers in Africa and other combat zones the real question is who is responsible for their actions. Children have an instinctive desire to please and be appreciated by their families, mentors and elders which only can be moderated by experience gained from maturity. They certainly represent a mortal danger to life and limb and as such perpetrators should be captured and detained. However, detention should be one of rehabilitation and encouragement to be achievers for their own and society's benefit. Israel has excellent tools to achieve this and would be perroming a Torah Mitzvah, saving human lives, in so dong. On the other hand and for the same reason, non-lethal armament such as (if they qualify as such) .22 sniper rifles should be authorised to immobilize juvenile terrorism but not to kill.

    As for the armchair "generals" who advocate dictatorial powers they need a lesson in civics and the essentiality of checks and balances.

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