Ex-Shin Bet Head Diskin Calls Netanyahu, Barak ´Messianic´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/28/12)
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Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin attacked Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak Saturday, at an open forum
in Kfar Saba.
"I have no confidence in the present leadership, which may have to
lead us to an event on the scale of a war with Iran or a regional
war," he said.
"The present leadership is messianic," he said. "Our two messiahs –
the one from Caesarea and the one from the Akirov Towers [Netanyahu
has a residence in Caesarea, and Barak lived in Tel Aviv´s Akirov
Towers until recently – ed.] – are unfit to hold the reins of power.
They give the public a false picture on the Iran question. They
create the feeling that if Israel does not act, Iran will have a
nuclear bomb, even though experts think that an attack on Iran will
cause it to speed up the process of arming with nuclear weapons."
Diskin also attacked Netanyahu for not doing enough, in his opinion,
to move forward on negotiations with the Palestinian Authority [PA].
He said that it is possible to reach an agreement with the PA that
will be good for both sides, and warned that if there is no
diplomatic solution, violence will erupt. "There are gasoline fumes
in the air and the question is, when will there be a spark," he said.
Diskin also said that "there are dozens of Jews who are willing to
use firearms against other Jews," and that while any extremism is
damaging, right wing fanaticism is more violent than left-wing
fanaticism. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/28/12)
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