Ya'alon compares Netanyahu to Hamas: They were also elected democratically

"How did such a balance of fear come about, that resembles a dictocracy more than a democracy?" he asked.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 11, 2019 05:08
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Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, F

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 14, 2016. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Blue and White MK Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, comparing his election to that of Hamas.

“So in the Likud they elect in democratic elections,” Ya’alon said in an interview on the Knesset Channel. “Hamas was also elected in democratic elections, but after they behave with fear-mongering against MKs. How did such a balance of fear come about, that resembles a dictocracy more than a democracy?”

The former Netanyahu associate said he wasn’t attacking the whole party – many members of the Likud understand that there is a problem, but that they don’t have the courage to do something about it.

Ya’alon also said that there is no way Blue and White would sit in a government under Netanyahu. “Its not a personal issue, it’s a question of Bibi-ism,” he said, adding that “it has become very dangerous to the future of the country in terms of democracy. It turned into worship of one individual.”


The former defense minister said that Netanyahu did have some achievements to show for himself, but that it has turned into a “democtatorship” in which everything happening in the political arena was geared toward Netanyahu’s interests.

“This is the threat and we have to deal with it,” Ya’alon said.

In response, Likud claimed that Ya’alon “lost it a long time ago,” that it is “shameful” to compare Likud and Hamas, and that it is “incitement” against roughly one million Israelis who voted for the prime minister in the last election.

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