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Jerusalem Post, 21/08/15

 


Ehud Barak

Ehud Barak. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Ehud Barak said a plan to attack Iranian nuclear facilities when he was defense minister was sabotaged by the hesitancy of fellow cabinet members Yuval Steinitz and Moshe Ya’alon, the man who would replace him at the Defense Ministry compound in Tel Aviv.

[...] Barak said the attack plans against Iran were drawn up and approved by him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sometime between 2009 and 2010.

According to Barak, when the plan went before the so-called “Forum of Eight” ministers, it was then-strategic affairs minister Ya’alon and then-finance minister Steinitz – two of the most vocal anti-Iran hawks in the current administration – who “melted.”

[...] According to Channel 2, Barak tried to prevent the television station from airing the audio, claiming it would violate military censorship rules.

 

from http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran/Ehud-Barak-Steinitz-Yaalon-got-cold-feet-just-before-Israel-was-about-to-attack-Iran-412867