Netanyahu to critics of Israeli society: Stop ‘moaning’

Netanyahu takes a dig at those who accuse Israel’s leadership and people of moral failures.

“In politics people say all sorts of things, but I, on the other hand, keeps my words to a minimum,” he says during a press conference with visiting Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. “I don’t concern myself with words but with actions… I hear these voices in the media, the self-flagellating voices, the fearmongering. I suggest they quit their crying and moaning.”

The statement appears to be leveled at media figures who in recent days raised an outcry over the manner in which Ya’alon was dispensed with in the Defense Ministry. However, it also likely alludes to the outgoing defense minister himself, who in the weeks prior to his resignation was highly critical of Netanyahu and of the alleged moral atrophying of Israeli society.

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