PM Netanyahu responds to former confidant Arad's criticism

March 3, 2012 04:07

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his longtime but now erstwhile ally and confidant Uzi Arad went head to head over the weekend, with Arad giving a searing interview of Netanyahu to Yediot Ahronot, and Netanyahu responding to Arad with a one line put-down during a press conference in Canada.

“You don’t judge a man during his time of distress,” Netanyahu said, when asked to comment on Arad’s interview.

Arad, who served as the head of the National Security Council until Netanyahu fired him in May 2011 for leaking sensitive security information to a journalist, something Arad denies, charged that Netanyahu believes it is acceptable to lie to the state comptroller because he feels the comptroller, Micha Lindentstraus, “wants to destroy him."

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