Yacimovich, Livni: Harpaz Affair shows PM lacks leadership

January 6, 2013 19:40


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Party leaders on the left blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu following the Harpaz Report's release on Sunday, saying it showed his lack of responsibility in matters of national security.

Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich said the report shows that Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi have "twisted" motivations when making decisions that influence the fate of the State of Israel.

Yacimovich added that the report brings up a "disturbing question: Where was Netanyahu, and did he not think this behavior harmed national security?"

Tzipi Livni said the Harpaz Report, together with former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin's recent criticism of the prime minister, show that Netanyahu is "unable to manage, with a steady hand, Israel's national security issues."

"Netanyahu prefers narrow political interests over national ones, and has failed once again," Livni stated.

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