Fmr. Mossad Chief: Biggest Threat to Israel? Itself. Not Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, but other Israelis.

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    Ex Mossad chief: Israel's biggest threat is potential civil war, not Iran

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Po...threat-is-potential-civil-war-not-Iran-466415

    The most pressing threat to Israel is not Iran, but rather the increased polarization within Israeli society, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo said in his first public appearance since leaving office in June.

    “There is no outside existential threat to Israel, the only real existential threat is internal division, Pardo said at an annual event to honor fallen Druse soldiers in the North.

    “Internal division,” Pardo said, “can lead us to civil war – we are already on a path toward that. If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war.”

    Society at large bears responsibility to prevent these divisions, not just the leadership, he added.

    In response to reporter’s questions, Pardo also addressed the Palestinian issue, saying that without a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “we will never be able to achieve normalization with our Arab neighbors.”

    Earlier this year, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon quit, citing “extremism threatening to destroy Israel,” which echos what former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo later said about possibility of Israeli civil war being Israel’s only existential threat.


    Leaving politics, Ya’alon warns of ‘dangerous’ forces who ‘took over’ Likud, Israel

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/leavin...t-dangerous-forces-who-took-over-likud-israel

    Ex-chief of staff, being replaced as defense minister by Liberman, urges Likud voters, a ‘sane, respectable and responsible public,’ to fight back

    Outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned on Friday that “extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud movement and are destabilizing our home and threatening to harm its inhabitants.”

    Likud veteran and former IDF chief of staff Ya’alon made the startling comments at a noon press conference at army headquarters in Tel Aviv’s Kirya compound in which he formally announced his temporary resignation from politics.

    “I have no intention of [permanently] leaving public life, and in the future I will return as a candidate for national leadership,” he said.

    His statements were a direct challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The defense chief’s resignation comes amid a dramatic coalition shake-up in which his post has been handed to Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman in a bid to bring Liberman into Netanyahu’s razor-thin 61-seat coalition.

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    Ya’alon’s fiery speech, unusual for the soft-spoken former IDF chief of staff, makes it unlikely that he will find himself returning to Likud’s ranks anytime soon.

    “In general, Israeli society is a healthy society, and the majority here is sane and seeks a Jewish, democratic and liberal state, a state that accepts each person as a person, without distinction of religion, race, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, a tolerant and accepting country for the weakest and the minorities, who we have a duty to embrace and not to incite against, a country that fights unequivocally against the marginalization of women, sexual harassment toward them, or turning the [woman who comes forward] into the accused,” he affirmed.

    “But to my great regret, extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud movement and are destabilizing our home and threatening to harm its inhabitants.

    “This is not the Likud I joined — the Likud of Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Menachem Begin — and it is appropriate that the decisive majority of Likud voters, a sane, respectable and responsible public, understands the depth of the crisis and the recklessness of this spirit that is taking over the movement. I hope that the general public, too, on right and left, understands the serious consequences of the takeover of the center by an extremist minority, and will fight these phenomena. This is existential; the state’s existence depends on it.
     
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    The solution is simple. Drive Israelis into the sea.
    Signed so called Palestinians
     
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    Funny how you would misdirect blame and fault onto Palestinians instead of acknowledging that the actual threat, according to former Mossad chief and Defense Minister, is other Israelis.
     
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    Israel is making the same mistakes as Europe and America. Population going down thanks to reduced reproduction. Import foreigners that have a reproduction rate that is similar to cats. 30-40 years down the line, wonders how they ended up in Holocaust 2.0.
     
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    Okay, you have a reading comprehension problem. Jewish-Israeli ‘extremists’ are the only threat to Israel, say former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.
     
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    The Palestinians aren't imported. They've lived there for thousands of years.
     
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    Extremists as in Israel for Israelis.
     
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    Your xenophobic misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
     
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