Two More Ex-Defense Ministers Attack Netanyahu

Outgoing Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz (C) attends a briefing on the current security situation with the General Staff of the Israeli Army in Tel Aviv, 17 June 2007.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Three days after former defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Ehud Barak issued scathing attacks on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Herzliya Conference, two more former defense ministers made their voices heard on Sunday.

Former defense minister Amir Peretz (pictured), speaking in radio interviews, blamed Netanyahu for much of the country’s ills and said there must be a serious effort to ensure he is replaced.

“The prime minister is not the solution,” the Zionist Union MK said. “The prime minister is the problem. Everything must be done so that after the next election, he will no longer be prime minister.”

Former defense minister Shaul Mofaz, who has been on poor terms with Netanyahu since 2012, declined to speak negatively about him at the German Israel Congress in Frankfurt.

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