Herzog: Zurich meeting leaked by Lieberman confidants

July 1, 2010 10:11


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Minister of Welfare and Social Services Isaac Herzog on Thursday blamed sources close to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for leaking details regarding of a Zurich meeting between senior Israeli and Turkish officials.

Channel 2 had reported on Wednesday night that Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met secretly to try and repair Israeli-Turkish ties.Herzog completely ruled out the possibility of the leak coming from the office of Defense Minister Ehud Barak or other Labor party members. "Everyone knows that Ehud Barak and I have had more than a few arguments, but I do not believe for a second that he had a hand in this leak," Herzog told Army Radio.

Herzog added, "this certainly doesn't serve Israel's interests...it seems likely, in my opinion, that this [leak] came from someone close to the person insulted."

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