Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan on Wednesday questioned the wisdom of implied threats made by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu toward Syrian President Bashar Assad earlier in the day.
During a visit to the Golan Heights, Netanyahu said that battles are won by determination and “the ability to break the enemy and instill in them the fear of death." He added that Israel was not "seeking to challenge anyone, but no one will harm the State of Israel without a response – a strong and resolute response.”
Dagan said in response that threatening Assad in is current situation was "somewhat problematic."
Speaking at a Tel Aviv University lecture, Dagan said that "it is in Israel's interest that Assad fall, but we shouldn't hurt his honor or provoke him."
"If you want to shoot - shoot, don't talk," Dagan said in English.