Dagan calls for change in governance system (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Shiri Hadar Published: 05.14.12, 18:46)
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Former Mossad chief slams current government´s decisions at TAU
conference; ´If government continues on this path, existing threat to
Israel will not remain a theoretical one,´ he predicts
During a meeting with students from Tel Aviv University on Monday, ex-
Mossad chief Meir Dagan spoke of what he called the dire need to
change the governance system in Israel.
"Seventy percent of government decisions are not executed," Dagan
said."Furthermore, some decisions are only executed when it is
convenient for certain ministers."
According to Dagan, sectorial parties in Israel´s political system
dictate the public agenda. "The government is far from being stable
these days," he said.
Dagan noted that within the political system exist several
organizations that are dedicated to changing the core values
and "essence" of the State. "If Israel´s government continues on this
path, the existing threat to the State will not remain a theoretical
one, but rather a reality which we will all have to eventually face,"
During the meeting, Dagan, who is the chairman of Yesh Sikuy – a
movement devoted to reforming Israel´s legislative system - outlined
the movement´s future goals, which include limiting an elected prime
minister´s administration to only two (consecutive) terms.
According to Dagan´s suggested governance system, the 2% electoral
threshold will be raised to 3%. The new government will include both
MKs and civilians.
"We have reached a point where an entire group among the citizens of
Israel has created a situation that has exempt entire populations (in
Israel) from serving in the military," he told the students.
Last month the former Mossad chief visited the IDF reservists´
protest tent in Jerusalem and signed a petition calling on the
government to pass a law which would require all Israeli citizens to
be drafted either into the IDF or a national service framework.
"We´ve reached an impossible situation whereby the distribution of
the burden is unequal," Dagan said, "This is problematic." (Copyright
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