MK Danny Yatom
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MK Arieh Eldad
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MKs: Karadi’s resignation shows 'courage and wisdom'
Politicians praise police chief on resignation, urge other criticized figures to follow suit
Several Knesset members praised Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi’s decision to resign Sunday following a report by the Zeiler Commision criticizing his conduct.


MK Danny Yatom (Labor-Meimad) said he “made the right decision in light of the Zeiler Commission’s findings”.


Yatom also said that Karadi’s actions should serve as an example to other police officials whose conduct was found to be lacking by the report. “Karadi’s decision to take responsibility is a ray of light in the darkness that is the Zeiler Commision report,” he said.


MK Arieh Eldad (National Union-National Religious Party) commented on the bigger picture and said, "The State of Israel has AIDS of corruption, and its immune mechanisms are rotten. The prime minister, who should be fighting corruption, is infected with it as well."


"There is no choice but to go to early elections," he added.


"The police chief was right in announcing his immediate resignation, but the internal security minister should not settle for his resignation and the search for a replacement – he should act to immediately have the Zeiler commission's recommendations implemented," said MK Zahava Gal-On (Meretz).


MK Nadia Hilou (Labor) added that "the government should dismiss all those involved in the Zeiler report."


'The perfect example of appropriate conduct'

Labor Chairman MK Yoram Marciano remarked that Karadi’s resignation was “the perfect example of appropriate conduct by a public figure whose performance has been harshly criticized”.


Marciano urged other public figures to take Karadi’s example in similar situations.


MK Ran Cohen (Meretz-Yahad) said that Karadi showed “courage and wisdom” by resigning.


MK Ami Ayalon (Labor-Meimad) also commended Karadi’s decision, and suggested that the next police commissioner should be chosen carefully.


He said a wide consultation, including the cabinet as well as professionals, should be carried out before the next police chief is appointed.


"Only if a man who displays leadership, integrity and professionalism is appointed will we be able to restore the public's trust in the system," added Ayalon.


MK Michael Eitan (Likud) pointed out that the problems in Israel’s law enforcement system were deeper rooted than Karadi’s deficiencies. “Karadi is a symptom and not the problem, so we mustn’t be satisfied with changing police commissioners,” Eitan said.


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