The Israeli media continues to highlight the escalating dispute between the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu And his army minister Yoav Galantwhich analysts say creates a security and existential threat to Israel.
The Israeli Channel 13 discussed the crisis of Gallant’s recent withdrawal from the War Council meeting, where the channel’s correspondent, Moriah Wahlberg, said that the head of the National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, asked the head of the Defense Minister’s office to leave the meeting, noting that Gallant said that he did not accept that and left with his aides after he attacked Netanyahu. And henge.
Walberg said that Gallant asked them (Netanyahu and Henge) to stop obstructing his work, describing the matter as “evidence of the extent of tension between the prime minister and the defense minister.”
She added, “This tension began long before October 7, but it has become increasing these days more than ever before.”
During a discussion on the same channel, Ariel Kahane, a journalist for the “Israel Today” newspaper, said that the War Council had recently witnessed an unkind situation, stressing that “this is not the first time. We know that there are accumulations and tensions between the two men.”
He added, “While we are in the hundredth day of the war, the war council is considered an asset to Israel, and the two men must act as adults.”
Kahane continued, “Try to rise above the personal differences between you, and preserve this council for the sake of victory and for the sake of the people of Israel.”
As for Avigdor Lieberman, former Minister of Defense and head of the “Yisrael Beytenu” party, he said that he had “never witnessed an event like this before in which a defense minister left the war council during battles.”
Lieberman said, “When I follow the discussions, I find that what is happening sends two messages about a war between the Jews to everyone.” Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary-General For Lebanese Hezbollah) AndYahya Al-Sanwar (President of the Islamic Resistance Movement)agitation(internally), adding, “This is not how the war is conducted.”
A security and existential risk
In the same context, former Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said, “Do not give the enemy a chance to touch us again because of the lack of unity,” adding, “All those who take the path of division – led by influential people elected by the public – undermine the principle of unity and create a security and existential threat.”
Commenting on this dispute, Yaron Abraham said on Channel 12 that there is tension between the political elite due to stopping or continuing the war, and the method of recovering the kidnapped (prisoners).
He added, “The state set these two goals as one and equal package in the past three months,” while the channel confirmed that “after many quarrels in closed rooms, tension exploded between Likud and the official camp inside the Knesset.”