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4 ex-IDF chiefs, one a former PM: ‘Time for Netanyahu to go’

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Published: 18 June 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

PM Benjamin Netanyahu faced an unprecedented combination of attacks last week by four former IDF chiefs of staff – including two who served as his defence minister, one also a former prime minister. They accuse him of fear-mongering for political reasons and taking the nation to the abyss. There are reports of possible centre-right and centre-left blocs being formed for the next elections.

Here are five must-read reports and analyses:

Ex-IDF chiefs attack prime minister: ‘Time for Netanyahu to go’ - Gil Hoffman – The Jerusalem Post 16.06.16

Two ex-Israeli army chiefs join group that vows fight against politics of fear
– Jonathan Lis – Haaretz 17.06.16
Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi are linking up with former Education Minister Shay Piron’s 'nonpolitical' movement.

Barak: countdown to Netanyahu’s ouster has begun – The Times of Israel 17.06.16
Stepping up attack, ex-PM says government endangers Israel’s future, is anti-Zionist, and Netanyahu has ‘great talent for deceit’.

For the first time in years, Netanyahu faces political opposition worthy of the name
– Barak Ravid – Haaretz 17.06.16
Ehud Barak and Moshe Ya'alon's Herzliya conference addresses should very much worry Netanyahu. They are a part of a group that carries weight in the public Israeli sphere that might start working, together or apart, to depose him.

Ehud Barak’s top 12 zingers and putdowns of Netanyahu and Co.
– Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 17.06.16
No. 5: 'The prime minister’s Hitlerization of the transient regional threats, dangerous as they may be, is Holocaust degradation at its worst.'

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