The police have played a heroic role in the founding of the democratic state. With danger to their own lives, together with the border police and the military, it has protected us against terrorists. All honor for them.
But the times have changed. Israeli has become an established State and we need a normal police. That means that bullies need to be phased out.
This should be overseen by a new top cop who would be great at cooperation and who would built a coalition within the Police against further bullying and the old-boys-club mentality. Best a woman, of course. On condition that she’s not a bully herself.
However, it’s no use to put a woman at the top and then abandon her. She needs then real-time continuous political support against all those who’d set out to undercut her authority. For that, we need a powerful minister to back her up — not an outgoing one.
We need a woman as a top cop but not yet now.