One of the things that facilitates corruption in Israeli Government is the fact that Government Ministers are also Knesset Members. Actually being a minister or a "sgan" (vice or assistant) is one of the great gravy trains of Israel politics. That's why the Israeli Government is jam-packed with ministers, certainly many more than a country of 6,352,117, as of July, 2005 needs for good clean government.
Some of the less prestigious ministries are just revolving doors; I trust that they have a Sir Humphrey Appleby to keep things going. When Ophir Paz-Pines resigned from his position as Minister of Science, Culture and Sports he was the eighth in the past decade. Also, does a country really need a government ministry, for Science, Culture and Sports?
Paz-Pines resigned from the cabinet after Avigdor Lieberman joined it. He made a great speech to his Labor colleagues urging them to vote against being in a coalition with Avigdor Lieberman, whom he considers "a racist."
"Lieberman is a man who holds racist views and has made statements which are to the detriment of Israel´s democracy," he said, adding, "I had no choice but to resign."Why should Paz-Pines have so much against Lieberman? He's not a terrorist. He supports the existence of the State of Israel, unlike Paz-Pines's friends:
President, Mahmoud Abbas, received on Sunday, in the presidential HQ, theAnd back in Chelm, while hundreds of thousands of Israelis are living below thepovertyy level, the Israeli Government donated food and medical supplies to the Arabs in Gaza:
former Israeli minister Ophir Paz-Pines, who resigned recently after the
joining of the minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to the Israeli government.
Why should they work when Israel and others take such good care of them? Because of the generosity of others, they can devote their time and money to terrorism against Israel and build up the military infrastructure on the border with Israel.
Wake up Israel!
Wake up world!