The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York hosted a heated debate on Sunday between Israeli leaders on the comments of Yuval Diskin, who expressed his lack of confidence in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak over the weekend.

"In order to save Israel, [Diskin] should have resigned, instead of waiting five years and making his comments," said Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud).

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan shot back: "you are lying."

In response, Erdan stated that he would prefer the head of Israel's secret services not damage the state of Israel.

"Don't hide behind theories or things that Yuval Diskin said," Erdan stated. "You said he's a serious guy. How can a serious guy say that '[Netanyahu and Barak] are not the messiah.' Who said they are the messiah?"

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