Herzog: Zurich meeting leaked by Lieberman confidants

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2010 10:11

Minister of Welfare and Social Services Isaac Herzog on Thursday blamed sources close to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for leaking details regarding of a Zurich meeting between senior Israeli and Turkish officials.

Channel 2 had reported on Wednesday night that Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met secretly to try and repair Israeli-Turkish ties.

Herzog completely ruled out the possibility of the leak coming from the office of Defense Minister Ehud Barak or other Labor party members. "Everyone knows that Ehud Barak and I have had more than a few arguments, but I do not believe for a second that he had a hand in this leak," Herzog told Army Radio.

Herzog added, "this certainly doesn't serve Israel's interests...it seems likely, in my opinion, that this [leak] came from someone close to the person insulted."


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