Ketzaleh: Bibi Endangers Israel

National Union party leader says reports of Israel's cave-in to Hamas demands show PM is weak and “would dismantle Tel Aviv if the media said so.”

Gil Ronen, | updated: 20:18

MK Katz
MK Katz
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Following reports that Binyamin Netanyahu's government has agreed to release terrorist multiple-killers in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit, National Union chairman MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh) says that the Prime Minister “acts without a minimal strategy and endangers Israel.”

"We all want Gilad back,” Ketzaleh said on Friday. “There are many ways to do it, but the state needs to have a strategy. Even [previous Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert, with all of his weaknesses and failures, knew how to stand his ground, adopting the minimal strategic line... But with Netanyahu, everything breaks down.”

"It is a great danger to the State of Israel that the person placed at its head is a man who could at best be a good corporate spokesman," the MK from Beit El said.”

Obsessive Polling
MK Katz added: "Netanyahu obsessively conducts a poll every day and checks what the media want. We know who the people running the media are, what their opinion and tendencies are. If the media starts purposely spreading the assessment that Tel Aviv should be dismantled, then he would decide to dismantle Tel Aviv. That is the method he used when he announced 'two states for two peoples' and that is how he became the first to freeze construction on an enormous scale.”

Ketzaleh explained that there were “many things” that Israel could do to save Shalit, including tightening the siege of Gaza, as well as cutting off electricity and water.