Danon says will not go along with PM’s ‘leftist attitude’

Moments after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removes Danny Danon (Likud) as deputy defense minister, Danon fires back at Netanyahu, saying he will not “toe the line” with the prime minister’s “flimsy leftist attitude” surrounding Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

“The prime minister does not accept that there were views that differ from his,” Danon says in a statement, adding that the hesitation to undertake a ground operation in Gaza is seen as weakness and that the government’s acceptance of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire will leave millions of Israelis in the line of fire.

“I will not sell my ideology for an office and a driver,” he says.