Ex Shin Bet chief slams Bibi, Barak (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Moran Azulay Published: 04.27.12, 23:47)
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Yuval Diskin says prime minister, defense minister not fit to stand
at helm of Israeli government. ´If we donít come to our senses soon,
we might be in a worse-off situation,´ he cautions
Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin on Friday leveled harsh criticism
at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak,
saying "I have not trust in the current Israeli leadership."
Speaking at a conference in central Israel, Diskin said: "I don´t
trust a leadership that relies on messianic leadership. Our two
messiahs from Caesarea and from the Akirov Towers are not fit to
stand at the helm of the government."
The former Shin bet chief slammed the Netanyahu and Barak over the
Iranian nuclear program, saying that they "present the public with a
"If Israel acts against the Iranian nuclear bomb, the attack will
encourage the Iranians to produce a bomb even faster," he noted.
Diskin also noted that peace with Jordan and Egypt was made by
leaders who actually wanted peace: "Netanyahu knows that if he makes
a small gesture toward the Palestinians, his coalition will fall
"If we donít come to our senses soon," he warned, "When (Palestinian
President) Abbas steps down in a year or two, we might be in a worse-
Commenting on internal tensions in the Israeli society, Diskin
cautioned that the "phenomenon of Rabin´s murder might repeat itself.
"There are dozens of Jews in the territories and in Israel that are
willing to use firearms against other Jews.
"Some of those living in Judea and Samaria donít believe in change,"
he said in reference to the ongoing tension between settlers and
security forces. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/27/12)
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