Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Dan Halutz: Centerfold.
Israeli newspapers traditionally supply their readers with a shiny photo of new presidents, prime ministers, chiefs of staff, etc. A lot of people still stick these up on the wall. You often see them decorating small businesses.

When I was little I used to love them, and I confess that on the morning after PM Yitzhak Rabin was murdered I put his commemorative photograph on the wall of my office, where it stayed for a few years, till I moved office and didn’t take it with me.

Someone must like Dan Halutz in Yediot Aharonot, new appointment for IDF chief of staff. He didn’t just get a shiny photo in this morning’s edition. He got a whole centerfold.