Netanyahu too hesitant to order military attack on Iran, rival MK says

Zionist Union candidate says Netanyahu's history of hesitancy in decision making will keep him from dealing a military blow in Iran.

February 14, 2015 04:08
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is too hesitant to use the military option against Iran, a Zionist Union MK said. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is too hesitant to be trusted with dealing a military blow to Iran’s nuclear program, a Zionist Union candidate and former army commando told a political gathering in Kfar Sava on Friday.

“I don’t trust Benjamin Netanyahu to advance a military option against Iran after we saw his hesitancy on a number of other decisions,” MK Omer Bar Lev said. “On the other hand, [Zionist Union chief] Isaac Herzog has the courage and the capability if there will be a need to attack Iran.”

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"Netanyahu hesitates with every decision," Bar Lev said, citing the appointment of Israel's central bank chief and the decision to destroy tunnels during Operation Protective Edge as examples.

"Now, he's bringing about chaos in the US on account of Israel's interests, and is failing to advance the peace initiative," Bar Lev said.

Bar Lev’s remarks were reported by Army Radio.

In the same forum, Former Defense Minister Moshe Arens said that Obama was adopting a nuclear agreement with Iran in order to avoid confrontation. He also claimed that Netanyahu was "responsible for bringing Obama to institute sanctions on Iran."

"Everyone knows the developing agreement with Iran is a big lie," Arens said.

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