letter to the editor was printed in The Jerusalem Post about the Azariah court-martial:
Just a court hearing
In “Redrawing Sykes-Picot” (Editor’s Notes, May 20), Post editor-in- chief Yaakov Katz briefly alludes to the fact that our presumptive incoming defense minister, Avigdor Liberman, attended a court hearing for the IDF soldier who is being prosecuted for manslaughter in killing a Palestinian attacker “even though the military had unequivocally denounced the act.”
Surely, Katz is missing the point – the fact that the military, together with former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, denounced the killing so unequivocally is deeply troubling and must surely be prejudicial to any fair trial.
There was never a need for the military or any defense minister to try to usurp the role of a military judge. It is this conduct that is totally unacceptable. What is unacceptable about attending a court hearing?
PETER SCHWEITZER Tel AvivDo you disagree? If so, with which part?