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Lapid chides IDF chief for threat to Iran’s nuclear program

Knesset opposition leader Yair Lapid criticizes IDF chief of staff Aviv Kohavi for his public threat to strike Iran’s nuclear program, warning it could anger the Biden administration.

“In the first week of a new administration, this kind of discussion should not be conducted in front of cameras, but it should be conducted,” he says. “After Netanyahu’s speech in Congress, Israel was removed from the table. Public statements that anger a new administration are not the way to get back to the table.”

Lapid makes the comments during an online conference of the INSS think tank.

Lt. Gen. Kohavi, in a speech earlier this week, said he had ordered the military to draw up plans to thwart Tehran’s nuclear program.

Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid, January 5, 2021. (Elad Guttman)
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