Slick is not going to want to hear this. After pointlessly backing the Tory motion to censure the BDS, Boycott/Divest/Sanction movement aimed at fighting back against Israeli persecution of its Palestinian captives, Israel's defence minister leaves Justin looking like a chump.
Israel's defence minister resigned Friday, saying extremists had taken over the country, after he clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the army's handling of a wave of Palestinian violence.
Moshe Yaalon said he no longer had any trust in Netanyahu after the hawkish premier offered his post to a hardliner loathed by the Palestinians, in a bid to expand the governing coalition's majority.
The surprise move by the respected former armed forces chief follows a series of disputes over the military's values and role in society between ministers in Netanyahu's government and top generals backed by Yaalon.
Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party pressed talks with Yisrael Beitenu on Friday on the terms of a deal to boost the coalition's wafer-thin majority in parliament.
Yaalon's resignation does not take effect for two days and, hours after it was announced, he warned in a broadcast address of a rising tide of extremism in the ruling Likud party and the country as a whole.
"Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel and the Likud and are threatening (society)," he said in Hebrew.
Yeah I clocked that.
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