Analysis: Erdan’s gamble on Hirsch as police chief was a losing bet

Gal Hirsch is a wounded man and sounded like one Thursday morning. Standing outside his Rosh Ha’ayin home, he spoke of a campaign of defamation and unnamed power brokers working behind the scenes to ruin his chances to be Israel’s next top cop.

After a month in the spotlight it’s understandable that he would feel wronged when his candidacy was finally, mercifully put to sleep, but that shouldn’t obscure the fact that it was a problematic appointment from day one, and always in doubt.


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