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Despite my personal bias in favor of Former Defense Minister,Moshe “Bogy” Yaalon, I must confess that I have been disturbed, disappointed and, at times, even dismayed at some of his recent decisions
"Government should stop scaring the citizens of an imminent second holocaust and stop inciting them against each other."
The question is, even considering this fantasy scenario, whether the Ya'alon-Kahlon-Sa'ar triumvirate would be able to form a coalition and with whom.
Defense Minister Ya'alon was in the habit, during security cabinet meetings, of forcing officers to remain silent if their views did not match his own.
Netanyahu was unhappy with Glick's presence on his party's list, and, in fact, refused to employ the "Norwegian Law" just so Glick won't become a Likud legislator.
If reprisal is indeed coming Ya'alon's way it will not happen today.
Was the defense minister calling on his officer to rebel against the political class? Probably not, although he sounded dangerously close to saying just that.
Bennett urged an immediate retaliatory action to follow the tunnel discovery, since said tunnel is, by definition, a Hamas violation of Israeli sovereignty.
Kerry snubs Ya'alon, but the Israeli D.M. gets great press coverage in leading U.S. newspaper.
Israeli media quoted American Jewish groups attacking Ya'alon; at least half the quotes were re-cycled
To the Americans, he said, "I am the nut they can't crack."
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At the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said terrorists would be “hit hard” in response to attacks on Israeli soldiers on civilians over the weekend. “The world needs to understand that Israel won’t just sit by… we’re ready to heighten our response,” Netanyahu said. “The IDF is acting, and will act, with force in Gaza.”