Netanyahu says for years already: There was nothing, there is nothing, and there will be nothing. He means, no sign of his guilt. Because there was foul play for sure–or at least the kind you would think. New press revelations reveal alleged cheating at many of the top positions connected to the court cases against the Netanyahus. They supposedly lied about and covered up a clear conflict of interest for a key investigator of these cases.
Yet, this revelation, no matter how correct, highlights the wrong problem.
The issue is not in the legal category of conflict of interest. The core trouble lies in a network of dishonesty and immorality. NB: I know an honest policeman. But he’s not chief of the police. And seldom bad cookies are picked out because of the culture of protecting each other. The whole of Israeli society seems to revolve around who knows who.
I’ve been at court cases where everyone was lying except the judge. The prosecutor, the police, the lawyer for the defense, the expert to testify, and the character witness. How is such a judge supposed to rule fairly?
I asked an experienced lawyer/liar what interests law enforcement officials have to fabricate cases. He said: The stars of police and prosecution officials rise when they ‘solve/resolve a case,’ even if it never existed.
We need an overhaul of law enforcement. Incorruptible people at the helm, well-supported, strong enough to fire all the people for whom honestly is a relative issue. Then lying lawyers should be suspended and with repeat, disbarred. And last but not least: the public should no longer be willing to vote for politicians who lie to them. This is a Jewish country. The Jewish Tradition places an enormous weight on being honest.
Last but not least, Netanyahu should stop with his blanket condemnation of the press. Now the free press proved invaluable in uncovering this scandal. Honor where honor’s due, he should praise them without reserve.