IDF Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gal Hirsch on Wednesday blamed what he described as a month-long campaign of defamation and “unelected power brokers” for losing his candidacy to head the Israel Police.
Breaking his silence with a morning press conference outside his Rosh Ayin home, Hirsch thanked his family and friends for their support during “this severe campaign of defamation and besmirching [of my name] that we have endured.”
Hirsch said that over the past month he’s learned difficult lessons about “the governance of Israel, the state of our democracy, about law and the rule of law, about values, and the lack thereof, about power brokers and powerful forces with their interests who are not elected by the public and who govern our lives.”