some generals should have kept quiet about azaria and permitted the court to make a judgment without any pressure.soldiers know there is a chain of command. short of unusual cirumstances , soldiers have to follow commands and must not be self styled executioners. ngo and such groups as betselem have been provoking idf and shoiuld not be allowed anywhere conflict zones.
rule of law is paramount. judges should understand also that judgements have consequences. the ruling will increase terrro and get more israelis killedd because would be terrorist now know that the idf will bend over backwards to be lenient.
the concept of proportionality in law puts israel in a bad position since it has always to fight against larger numbers. one for one means the arabs win.
the israelis legal system does everything in its power to limit idf and israeli use of forcce. this is why israel lost to hezbollah and will lose again-because the courts have israelis arms tied behind their backs and the arabs know it.
I would HATE to think that someone could actually set out to harm these judges! This country is the only civilized one in the Middle East - we need to keep it that way. I don't agree with their ruling, I think it's unfair, bordering hateful - but that's the judgement they handed down. At least they should appease the people and hand down a minimal sentence.
3. In order to make ourselevs(themselves) look "pretty" in the
eyes of the wicked world, these judges committed terrible mistake, that shall haunt us for a long time. On the other hand, once the case went to court, maybe there was no other option than to find him guilty?! Anyhow: a major screw-up.