The Knesset plenum debated Wednesday the possibility of a strike against Iran, which is preparing nuclear weapons and has stated its intent to destroy Israel. The discussion was prompted by motions filed by MKs Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home), Eitan Cabel (Labor) and Zeheva Galon (Meretz).
Minister Michael Eitan (Likud), representing the Prime Minister's position, said: "We will make every effort to enlist the international community, but Israel must make it clear that every option is on the table."
MK Cabel blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak for placing the issue on the public agenda.
The two "blabbed their heads off and then cried about why everyone is blabbing," he said. "They blame us Knesset Members for leaks, but… the leaks are from the top of the pyramid."
She said that Israel's last three wars were avoidable and warned that "when there was no public debate and irresponsible governments acted militarily, it ended with an investigative committee."
Minister Eitan said: "In today's world the debate cannot be prevented. People want to express their opinions... However, a public official who received information as part of his job needs to think before he speaks..."