Vice premier Moshe Ya'alon fiercely attacked Barak's handling of the appointment of the next IDF chief of General Staff on Saturday, accusing him of harming the country and "losing his mind."
In an interview on Channel 2's Meet the Press program, Ya'alon said Barak appointed Yoav Galant in a way that was too hasty. He also defended outgoing IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi from Barak's attacks on him.
"If the situation got to be that bad, why was the cabinet not told so we could decide to fire him?" Ya'alon said. "Barak's behavior indicates that he is losing his mind by declaring a war on Ashkenazi that does not have a reason I am aware of. Their relationship harms the security of the country."