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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:11 AM

Israel ex-security chief says leadership 'misleading public' on Iran


28 April 2012 Last updated at 09:28 ET


Israel ex-security chief says leadership 'misleading public' on Iran


The former head of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has accused the country's leadership of "misleading" the public on the merits of a possible military strike on Iran.

Yuval Diskin said an attack might speed up any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear bomb.

The comment follows remarks by other leading figures contradicting the prime minister and defence chief's views on the subject.

Iran denies it is seeking nuclear arms.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have repeatedly said Iran must be prevented from building nuclear weapons and have not ruled out military action to disrupt its nuclear programme.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17879744#

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Response to dtotire (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. Thanks.

K & R

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:19 PM

2. Thanks for posting!

A new government is needed - and fast.

Kadima needs to get out in front of this issue.

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:04 PM

3. That's one of those "no shite Sherlock" types of comments. nt

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:03 AM

4. (Former Mossad chief) Dagan supports Diskinís Iran comments

Dagan supports Diskinís Iran comments
Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan on Sunday gave his support to former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) director Yuval Diskin, who said Friday that he has no confidence in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak abilities to conduct a war.
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=267999


Former Mossad chief backs Shin Bet counterpart over criticism of Netanyahu, Barak
Latest update 19:24 29.04.12

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan backed on Sunday the former head of the Shin Bet security service, Yuval Diskin, who sharply criticized the Israeli leadership over the weekend.

Dagan said that Diskin was his friend, and added that he "spoke his own truth," at the conference in New York City, sponsored by the Jerusalem Post, reported Israeli news site Walla.

On Friday, comments made by Diskin in his local town of Kfar Sava came to light. During an event in a local restaurant, the former intelligence chief unleashed a scathing attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, saying he had "no faith" in their leadership.

Diskin criticized Netanyahu and Barak on their bellicose stance on Iran, as well as what he called the premier's unwillingness to advance peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-mossad-chief-backs-shin-bet-counterpart-over-criticism-of-netanyahu-barak-1.427153

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