Analysis: Jeopardizing public faith in the police

One could hear the sadness in Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino’s words Monday, as yet another investigation against a top police commander dominated the Israeli news cycle.

“We must remember that the police are necessary for the protection of the citizens of the country,” Danino said, adding “I want to say to the people of Israel, you have a police force you can trust despite these recent events.”

The head of a domestic security service that has become so tainted by scandal that its ability to function has been brought into question, sounded almost like a spouse trying to convince his partner not to walk out the door. There is good reason for Danino to be concerned.


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