Former Defense Minister: I'm talking to everyone

Moshe Ya'alon admits that he is engaging in talks about his political future, with 'anyone willing to talk about Israel's future.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Moshe Ya'alon
Moshe Ya'alon
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Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon admitted on Tuesday that he is seeking to forge political partnerships to kickstart the movement he heads.

In an interview with Army Radio, Ya'alon said that he is currently holding talks with "anyone willing to talk about the future of the State of Israel, I am talking, among others, to Yair Lapid, Moshe Kahlon, Avi Gabbay and others who still do not want me to mention their names. I am currently dealing with what is right to do so that Israel will be a secure and democratic Jewish state. We must eventually join forces to repair the country. "

Ya'alon also said that he is far more concerned about the internal threat to the unity of the people than about external threats. "When we look at our history, all the confrontations between Judah and Israel were internal, and they led to our weakening as a people and a nation, and to the loss of independence. Unfortunately, today politicians are busy creating division and factionalism. I think that leadership which understands our historical context needs to unite the nation and not divide it.”

He referred to the expected decision by US President Donald Trump regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. "This is a bad agreement, there is proof that Iran is spreading weapons for terror, undermining regimes and violating human rights, and this justifies the US imposition of sanctions."

According to Ya’alon, Iran is more dangerous than North Korea. “Unlike North Korea, Iran speaks of spreading ideology and taking control of the region,” he asserted.