EX-ISRAELI SPYMASTER-ISRAELI IS RACIST-BELLIGERENT
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Ex-Israeli Spymaster: Leaders 'Messianic'
Says Israel More and More Racist, Belligerent
- Common Dreams staff
The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak of having "messianic feelings" behind their threats to launch a pre-emptive war on Iran and they should not be trusted.
Yuval Diskin and "Messianic" Netanyahu upon Diskin completing his term as head of the Israeli spy agency Shin Bet in May, 2011. "I don't have faith in the current leadership of Israel to lead us to an event of this magnitude, of war with Iran," Yuval Diskin said at a public meeting Friday, video of which was posted on the Internet the today and quickly became the lead news item in Israel.
"I do not believe in a leadership that makes decisions based on Messianic feelings," he continued. "I have seen them up close. They are not messiahs, these two, and they are not the people that I personally trust to lead Israel into an event."
Diskin also said, "Over the past 10-15 years Israel has become more and more racist. All of the studies point to this. This is racism toward Arabs and toward foreigners, and we are also become a more belligerent society."
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