Ya'alon: I didn't say Netanyahu is a traitor

"No one is calling him a traitor," former DM Ya'alon says.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Moshe Ya'alon
Moshe Ya'alon
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Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon referred to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's threat to sue the leaders of the Blue and White party for incitement at the Shabbatarbut (political and cultural forums that take place on the Sabbath) event in Kiryat Bialik on Saturday. "I said that Case 3000 could deteriorate to the point of treason," he said.

"I didn't say Netanyahu, I didn't say who and what. What's he getting so excited about? No one is calling him a traitor," Ya'alon concluded.

Ya'alon also referred to the reports that Iran's intelligence services had hacked the mobile phone of Blue and White leader Benny Gantz.

"The story of Gantz's phone was aired during a difficult week for Netanyahu," he said.

"There was the incident of the two rockets fired on the Gush Dan region and an extremely critical report was published on Israel's public transportation system. Anyone who doesn't prepare a multi-year plan should not be surprised."

Yesh Atid Chairman MK Yair Lapid, who places second on the Blue and White list, stated that he was ready to lift his immunity and allow Netanyahu to file a libel suit against him.

"I hereby inform you that I am lifting my immunity," he said in a video he published on Saturday.

"We both know that the video you posted this evening is full of lies. You know very well that we didn't call you a traitor in the submarines affair. It's interesting that this is the first word that jumped into your head," Lapid concluded.