Skip to comments.Netanyahu Fires Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon
Posted on 07/15/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler
In a dramatic development Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has fired his Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon.
Danon, who is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, has been a consistent and sometimes harsh critic of the prime minister's leadership. Sources close to the PM say Danon's scathing criticism of the government's decision to sign up to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas proved the last straw.
Hopes of a ceasefire crumbled after Hamas rejected it and fired dozens of rockets onto Israeli population centers, prompting Israel to respond with more airstrikes after several hours of restraint.
While some analysts - including Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman - have criticized the government's willingness to consider yet another ceasefire with Hamas, others have praised the decision to accept as a smart move which isolated Hamas internationally after the Islamist terrorist group rejected it, and gave Israel more legitimacy to continue its ongoing operation in Gaza.
"At a time when the Government of Israel and the IDF find themselves at the height of a military operation against terrorist organizations, and are acting with determination to ensure the security of the citizens of the country, it is unacceptable that the deputy defense minister attacks so sharply the actions of the government that is leading the operation," Netanyahu wrote in a statement explaining his decision.
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In terms of leadership, I agree.
In terms of what is right or not, I heartily agree with Danon.
These cease fires are only temporary and Hamas always rearms and attacks again.
Time to put Hamas down fully has passed many moons ago.
Can you imagine what 48,000 more looks like? That’s how many more were just called up!
“These cease fires are only temporary and Hamas always rearms and attacks again.”
Going to be tougher to rearm now that Hamas is on Egypt’s $hit list.
The problem in Israel is the enemy within... by this I not only refer to the Islamic squatters within the land of Israel/Judea/Samaria/Gaza....but also most particuarly the enemy Jews within the government in Jersualem.
The ones who continually weaken Israel or give away its lands or who don’t let the IDF elminiate threats to Israel’s citizens (and the little country’s survival).
“”A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” CIcero
It's hard for me to imagine where they would go. I guess they will be stationed everywhere there is a Muslim.
Our final guide on the Steve Ray Footsteps of God tour was a Palestinian Roman CATHOLIC Arab. His entire extended family was the same.
I am glad I was able to visit the Holy Land.
One thing was interesting.
We went to our Lord's tomb, right next to where he was crucified...but there was no more "hill" of Calvary.
Apparently the ROMANS took down the entire hill because so many new Christians were going there and the Romans weren't happy about it.
So the Romans TOOK DOWN the ENTIRE hill of "Mount Calvary" so the precise place of the crucifixion is RIGHT next to our Lord's tomb. I kept looking for "Mount" Calvary. GONE since the 3rd or 4th century.
“Definitely ... he needed to be FIRED!”
Oh yeah! No doubt about it.
“In terms of what is right or not, I heartily agree with Danon.”
Netanyahu is playing a difficult and complex game. He has proven himself a master making many hits and few errors. He needs the latitude to play it as he sees fit. Now, if he coordinates with other government officials to give the appearance of internal strife, that’s one thing. For example he might ask a former general to bring certain facts to light and those facts may or may not seem critical of Netanyahu’s position. But they send a message to the other players. If, however, he has a loose cannon on the deck then that cannon has to go.
Sure...but the Air Force guys did need a breather...seriously. Thise ground crews need to sleep sometime!
I have liked Netanyahu for a long time. I haven’t always agree with his actions. I do agree with your comments. I understand the principle you’re touching on. Your comments make sense.
I would suspect they haven’t had all their aircraft in the air. Did I read somewhere here that they have hit 1100 or so targets so far? That was an ambitious campaign.
It could be Israel would like to some time to set up for more action too.
Interesting comments at the end of the article.
You seem to know what’s going on...is there a whiff of BiBi fatigue in the air? It seems like it’s been growing a little stronger over the past few months.
Or is this just how folks “vent”?
Roger that. They can sustain indefinetly if they must, but even a one shift (12-hour) break is nice.
Danon, who is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, has been a consistent and sometimes harsh critic of the prime minister's leadership. Sources close to the PM say Danon's scathing criticism of the government's decision to sign up to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas proved the last straw... While some analysts - including Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman - have criticized the government's willingness to consider yet another ceasefire with Hamas, others have praised the decision to accept as a smart move which isolated Hamas internationally after the Islamist terrorist group rejected it, and gave Israel more legitimacy to continue its ongoing operation in Gaza.This will mean that the usual Jew-hating jackholes of world diplomacy will be scrambling to push the terms of the cease fire "agreement" toward something Hamas can accept.
I just wish the Israelis would finally, once and for all, stomp the living hell out of the sand fleas.
You leave an enemy standing behind you, and he fires rockets at you as soon as he can.
It’s time for them to secure Gaza and put it to bed.
N was smart enough to recognize a win-win situation when he got it.
Everyone knows Hamas would refuse a ceasefire and/or break it immediately, so I see accepting the cease-fire right away as a VERY smart move by Israel. I don’t see what they have to lose because it totally legitimizes their responses WHEN Hamas breaks or refuses the ceasefire.
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