Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) dismissed on Friday the remarks by former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin, who claimed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is weak.
"I'm sorry about Diskin's remarks that were published this morning and that these are his feelings. Over the past four years I have been part of the most sensitive discussions, and can say openly that they are conducted seriously, deeply and are responsibly led by the Prime Minister," said Yaalon.
"I can say that there were quite a few instances where, in these and other discussions, there were also differences between the Prime Minister and myself and the Prime Minister insisted that I express my position and that my views will be heard, and often they were also accepted, with the understanding that the issues are significant to the future of State of Israel," he added.
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