Peretz calls his civilian background 'advantage'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 1, 2007 14:01




Defense Minister Amir Peretz reiterated Thursday that he had no intention of leaving his post, and said that he saw no contradiction in being both the country's defense minister and a social affairs leader. Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Peretz added that "if I have [drawn] one clear conclusion from my nine months serving in my post, it is that my civilian background is an advantage, not a drawback." In recent weeks, reports have circulated that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to discharge Peretz; however, sources close to the defense minister have denied that this is the case.


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