Former IDF chief Halutz: Netanyahu is not an Israeli patriot

Former IDF chief of staff Dan Halutz speaks during a conference on July 14, 2016. (Flash90)
Former IDF chief of staff Dan Halutz speaks during a conference on July 14, 2016. (Flash90)

Former military chief Dan Halutz says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “not an Israeli patriot” for pushing the judicial overhaul.

During a live interview at a conference in Rishon Lezion, Halutz says “Netanyahu is no longer an Israeli patriot, as far as he is concerned the state will fall apart.”

“I have not felt since the Yom Kippur War such great anxiety as I feel today. I don’t sleep at night,” Halutz says.

“Netanyahu is not an Israeli patriot, his wife said that in 1999, and since then it has only gotten stronger,” he says, referring to the push for judicial overhaul and claiming that in 1920 Adolf Hitler made similar remarks.

“I’m not comparing them, but to tell me that something was said in 1999 is irrelevant? It is very relevant,” he says. “Netanyahu’s conduct today proves that he is not an Israeli patriot.”

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