Director of the Institute for national security studies (INSS) and a former head of military intelligence (AMAN) Amos Yadlin expressed support for defense Minister Moshe ya’alon.
«The officers and commanders of the IDF are required to directly Express their opinions and projections, and the country’s leadership should support freedom of thought and freedom of expression command of the IDF,» — said the General-the major of a stock.
We will remind, in his recent speech, timed to the 68th anniversary of the independence of Israel, the defense Minister stated, inter alia that «officers should Express their opinion even if it differs from the views or concepts of the high command and political leadership».
In response to these words of Moshe ya’alon of Prime Minister’s office conveyed that «officers of the IDF to freely Express their opinions on relevant forums and on matters under their competence». Soon after it became known that Netanyahu, ya’alon was summoned for questioning.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense Minister Moshe ya’alon ended without any official reports on its progress and results. Only three hours after the meeting was published the following statement: «Prime Minister Netanyahu and defense Minister ya’alon met this morning and discussed the existing differences. No one disputed nor challenged the fact that the army is subordinate to the political leadership of the country, and officers are free to Express their opinion within the relevant forums.