Thank G-d the Knesset approved the creation of an inquiry commission into the violence that occurred at the evacuation of Amona. I was very worried about it, especially after receiving frantic e-mails that Olmert was pressuring three Members of Knesset to vote against it, and that we should either phone or send sms messages to these Knesset members to encourage them to vote in favor.
This morning I found two separate articles mainly dealing with the reaction to this decision. The first, in Ynetnews.com, dealth with Ehud Olmert's statements. Perhaps, you might think, as the leading candidate now for Prime Minister, he would come out with a suitably evenhanded, politically correct comment along the lines of "I personally do not approve of this decision, but I will honor the majority's vote in the Knesset" (this is a democracy, yes?)
No way. According to the article, Olmert said, "A day following the elections this commission will cease to exist".
If you think that this reaction is bad, Gideon Ezra's reaction was even more "charming". According to the Jerusalem Post, Ezra is now pointing the finger of blame on the IDF.
Ezra claims that it was the IDF's fault that the protesters reached Amona in the first place, and THAT'S the reason that police reacted with excessive violence.
With leaders like these, who needs enemies?
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