Israel is now entering a period of uncertainty. With the resignation of the Defense Minister, it is almost certain that elections will be held much earlier than the expected date in Nov. 2019. The most frustrating aspect about this uncertainty is the disappointment that PM Netanyahu has not been maximized the time that President Trump is in the White House. Hear the full analysis here.
“I’m here to announce my resignation as Defense Minister for the State of Israel,” Liberman told reporters at a press conference.
“The question is why now. As far as I’m concerned, what happened yesterday, the ceasefire yesterday, with the negotiations with Hamas, amounts to a capitulation to terrorism. There’s no other way to describe it. It has no other meaning, it is simply a capitulation to terror.”
Liberman cited a number of areas of disagreement between himself and Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he said culminated in Wednesday’s decision.
“It is no secret that over the past few months, there have been disagreements between myself and the Prime Minister. For instance, my opposition to the [decision] to permit fuel from Qatar to be allowed into the Gaza Strip. I did not want to permit Qatari fuel in [to Gaza]. I thought that this is a mistake. Only after the Prime Minister made a formal written order was I forced to allow Qatari fuel into the Strip.”
“The same thing happened with the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar. With the takeover by a Bedouin tribe of a strategic area between Maale Adumim and the Dead Sea on Highway 1, I thought it was imperative that we evacuate it. Sadly, in this case as well, the Prime Minister issued a direct order and blocked the evacuation.”
Elections are currently scheduled to be held in November of 2019.
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