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Mofaz: Netanyahu Preparing 'Nuclear Spring'

Kadima chairman says Prime Minister has messianic Iran obsession, wants to embroil Israel in war.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/1/2012, 8:09 PM

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz opened his party's election campaign in a news conference Thursday, by accusing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of a reckless policy vis-à-vis Iran.

"In the last four years, Netanyahu has been busy with just one thing: bombing Iran," said MK Mofaz. "Nothing else interests him. Not society, not the economy, nothing; just a messianic urge to attack and bomb the Iranian nuclear project… Anyone who has been in the Prime Minister's Office knows that this has become an obsession with him."

The merger between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu is a dangerous one, he warned. "The irresponsible man has joined forces with the man who has no brakes. Bibi and Lieberman together. Bibi with the messianic belief in attacking Iran, and Lieberman, the man with no brakes, who threatened to bomb the Aswan Dam."

"Netanyahu is preparing a nuclear spring for us and wants to embroil us in war," the former Defense Minister said.

MK Danny Danon (Likud) reacted by saying: "Kadima's death throes are embarrassing. The decision to base its campaign on attacking the prime minister indicates that the end is near for the spineless supermarket party known as Kadima."