May 31, 2014

IF DEMOCRACY MEANS ANYTHING...:

Steinitz: Defense establishment manipulating state for funds (YIFA YAAKOV, May 31, 2014, Times of Israel)

Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) on Saturday harshly berated the defense establishment for using "undemocratic" means and "manipulating" the public to try to pressure the government into allotting it a larger budget.

Steinitz, who preceded Yair Lapid as finance minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's previous administration, warned that it was "undemocratic" for the military to involve itself in the affairs and decision-making processes of the higher echelons of government. [...]

Early Saturday afternoon, sources close to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) said it was "irresponsible" of Steinitz to criticize the IDF "and those who serve in it."


...it's that the military is above criticism by civilians.


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