Journalists and analysts on the Hebrew Channel 12 discussed the details of the dispute between the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu And his Minister of Defense Yoav GalantThey said that each member of the War Council only thinks about his political future and not the interests of Israel.
A journalist quoted a source detailing Gallant's withdrawal from the War Council meeting a few days ago, saying that when he arrived at the meeting headquarters, his assistant was prevented from entering with him, but when he entered the room he found 5 of Netanyahu's aides.
The spokesman added, “Netanyahu told Gallant that as long as my assistant did not attend, your assistant should not attend, despite the presence of 5 of his employees in the place,” and this is what prompted the Defense Minister to withdraw.
The spokesman described Netanyahu's position as “childish revenge because of his belief that the army is leaking some information related to bilateral talks or discussions,” adding, “After that, they went out in a joint conference and showed mutual friendliness that we all know is fake, because we know that the two men hate each other.”
He added, “This indicates that the two men, especially Netanyahu, have not risen to what the present time requires, and politics is still their only motive.”
Everyone thinks about their future
Another guest said that she believes that the members of the War Council are not addressing basic issues, because each one of them is thinking about their political future after the war.
She added, “It has been 100 days since the war, and so far neither the government nor the war council have decided what they want to achieve in Gaza.”
As for Ofer Shelah, a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Research, he said that Gallant “is no less than Netanyahu, and more difficult matters have come out of his office than the assistant’s story.”
Shelah said that he does not defend Netanyahu because he is “responsible for this prevailing atmosphere,” but he believes that “no one in this council is clean, and none of them looks forward or thinks about what will bring benefit to this war.”
He concluded by saying, “Since the first day, they have been preparing themselves for what will come after the war, and this is because the ghost of October 7th is haunting them, and each one of them is running ugly media campaigns on satellite channels stating that he is doing well but the others are wrong.”