One ex-chief of Israel Security Agency, Yuval Diskin, joined the club of anti-Bibi/Barak speakers. Nothing new in our barely churning, but mostly stagnant political puddle. What he said is extensively quoted in this JP article, but could be roughly derived from this quote:
My main problem on this issue is that I don’t have faith in the current leadership of the State of Israel that has to lead us to an event as big as a war with Iran or a regional war. I might be saying very difficult things. I don’t believe in the prime minister or the defense minister. I really don’t believe in a leadership that makes decisions out of messianic feelings.Now I am not going into rights or wrongs of his opinion on Iran, this is not the subject of that post. The interesting part of the story is the response, obviously partly inspired by the offices of the two gentlemen Diskin describes so uncharitably. In addition to the linked above set of responses, I have got an earful of them on the radio this morning, and some of them are really mindboggling.
At least two of the VIP interviewed on the subject stated that Mr Diskin, due to sensitivity of his previously held post, cannot comment on personal traits of his superiors.
Meaning that there is possibly a security breach in Diskin saying that he doesn't believe in Bibi and Ehud. Like in "disclosure of a state secret"? Hm...
I vividly recollect an old Soviet-times joke about a man who was sent to jail for shouting on the streets "Brezhnev is an idiot". The verdict (but of course) was... see above.
Now, if I had a shekel to invest for future profit, I really wouldn't let Bibi, Ehud or both hold it for me, such is my regard for their general integrity. But is it a state secret?