Israel: Resign & Conquer

When David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel, his opponents are usually in trouble. Last week he quit for the seventh time, dashing off his letter of resignation after a brisk three-mile constitutional at a resort on the Sea of Galilee. He then cut the letter by 80% and bounced into an emergency Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, his hair so wildly askew that reporters agreed: "The old man's in a fighting mood." The letter itself was full of cloudy references to "the rule of law, the separation of powers . . ....

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