Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu
Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem
Friday 27 February 2015 14.09 EST
Meir Dagan says prime minister’s policies are ‘destructive to the future and security of Israel’
A former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad is urging voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu in the next general election, accusing the prime minister of endangering the country’s security with his stance on the Iranian nuclear programme.
Meir Dagan, a vocal critic of Netanyahu’s Iran policy since stepping down as Mossad chief four years ago, is to be a keynote speaker at a rally in Tel Aviv next weekend, calling on the public to turf the prime minister out of office on 17 March.
The intervention by Dagan – who ended his tenure as the head of Mossad in 2011 – is doubly significant because he shares the prime minister’s view over the risk posed by a nuclear Iran and is regarded as generally hawkish on defence and security matters.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
That includes a former head of Mossad, Meir Dagan:
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