Monday, November 30, 2009

Learning from the Germans

Germany's Prime Minister Angela Merkel invited Binyamin Netanyhau and his senior minister to come to Berlin and hold extensive discussions. Meanwhile, interesting things have been happening in Germany itself. The German Army's chief of staff, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, had to resign after it was revealed that he tried to cover up the killing of Afghan civilians in a bombing in which German troops were involved.. Also the German Defence Ministry State Secretary Peter Wichert, had to resign because of the same affair, as did several other senior officers and politicians.

It turns out that in present day Germany, such things are taken very seriously indeed. Netanyahu is going there – perhaps he will learn something. Why, by the way is he so afraid of the Goldstone Report about the Gaza War? He was not yet Prime Minister then.