Former Prime Minister and defense Minister Ehud Barak issued a sharp criticism of the government because of the resignation of Moshe ya’alon as Minister of defense and the upcoming appointment of Avigdor Lieberman.
Ehud Barak said that these events were extremely disturbing for the whole country, and showed that the government and its head, acting very undignified way. He even saw «signs of fascism» in the recent occurrences on the political scene.
Barak said that perhaps the country will still have to pay a certain price for the appointment of Lieberman, and said that Moshe ya’alon is the most suitable person for the post of defense Minister and leader of Yisrael Beiteinu, despite his talents, no experience in the field of security. The former Prime Minister said Netanyahu acted irresponsibly.
Radio station «Reshet bet» reported that the environment of Lieberman criticized Barak, saying that he set himself after a terrible legacy as Prime Minister and as defence Minister: «the Burning country, the destruction, the failed military operations and shady deals».
We will remind, on may 20, Moshe ya’alon announced the resignation from the post of Minister of defense and dismissal from the Knesset.