Judge Who Opposes Iran Strike is 'Out of the Loop'

Min. Gilad Erdan says Judge (ret.) Eliyahu Winograd does not know anything about Iran that other citizens do not.

Gil Ronen,

Minister Gilad Erdan
Minister Gilad Erdan
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Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan responded Sunday to Judge (ret.) Eliyahu Winograd, who has weighed in against a preventive strike on Iran's nuclear program.

"Judge Winograd has the right to express his opinion like any other citizen, but one should take into account that he is not the loop and does not have access to more information than any other citizen."

He added that the judge "seems to have forgotten" that "a nuclear Iran that threatens to annihilate Israel is the greatest threat."