Shaul Mofaz 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refuses to testify before the Knesset Foreign
Affairs and Defense Committee as long as MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) is chairman,
Channel 10 reported on Sunday.
According to the report, which neither
Mofaz’s nor Netanyahu’s spokespeople would confirm, the prime minister refuses
to appear in the committee because of the Kadima leadership candidate’s
“irresponsible and vengeful” behavior.
Two weeks ago, Mofaz cut a
committee meeting short after one of Netanyahu's spokesmen released inaccurate
information from the discussion. Mofaz called a press conference in which he
said “the citizens of Israel should know that their prime minister is a
The following day, Mofaz said that he would not allow Netanyahu’s
media advisers to attend Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee sessions, which
are closed to the press.