Former IDF intelligence chief Lt.-Gen. Amos Malka tweeted on Thursday night that if he was still serving, he would resign due to the proposed judicial reforms.
He prefaced his tweet by saying that he knows that what he writes will cause a "commotion".
He said "If I were serving these days as a commander in the General Staff, I would ask to retire immediately! A minute after my retirement I would get on every stage and studio and explain why it is not possible for me to serve a regime that has turned into an extreme messianic dictatorship that strives to win over the people instead of listening to their hardships and working for reunification."
אני יודע שמה שאני כותב כאן יעורר ״מהומה״. אם בימים אלה הייתי משרת כאלוף במטה הכללי, הייתי מבקש לפרוש מיידית! דקה אחרי הפרישה עולה על כל במה ואולפן ומסביר מדוע ערכית לא מתאפשר לי לשרת משטר ההופך לדיקטטורה משיחית קיצונית וחותר לנצח את העם במקום להקשיב למצוקותיו ולפעול לאיחוי.— Amos Malka (@AmosMalka) July 20, 2023
Malka's distrust of current coalition comes out in full force
Malka addressed a former tweet of his and the responses from the Likud Party in which he stated that "every Knesset member and minister in the Likud should know that as long as the judicial reform plan has not been shredded, they will be pursued and limited in their public movements."
The former military head, who has expressed that if he were still serving that he would distance himself due to the current political situation, has stood firmly on his base that he would not trust the coalition until positive remarks about the situation progressed.
"When the attack on the dictatorship was at its peak, we were at our strongest. Currently, there is a certain process; we are mobilizing our forces and preparing our strength. Once there is an event that shows an advancement of the legislative process, we will be there at our strongest.
"But none of you would be willing to sell a car to Netanyahu with the guarantee that everything would be fine and that he would pay you. We don't see anything serious happening except for this so-called communication process."