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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Yaalon says he was 'misinterpreted'

After a lengthy meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Vice Premier and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon emerged on Thursday night to announce that his remarks on Wednesday to a meeting of Moshe Feiglin's Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction in the Likud had been 'misinterpreted.'
Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon said at the end of his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he was reprimanded for calling Peace Now "a virus," that his statements were misinterpreted.

Ya'alon asked to clarify the statement he made at the beginning of the week, saying that he did not intend to criticize the government's policies or the prime minister. He apologized if his statements were understood otherwise. The minister added that he recognizes the importance of open and democratic public discourse and of the importance of varying opinion within the society.
Israel Radio reminded us on Thursday that before Netanyahu formed the government, he warned that anyone who was aligned with Feiglin would not be a minister in his government. It looks like Boogie Yaalon won the battle.



At 1:26 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - what makes you think so after he was taken to the proverbial woodshed? I wonder if Yaalon will still associate with Feiglin.

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Moriah said...

I'm embarassed for him. It seems he's no different than all the other glib-tongued politicians who tailor their speach to fit their audience. Was he talking tough to re-establish his Zionist street cred? The Torah says not to have faith in any man -- and we know the Torah is Truth.

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

And so ends another episode of Yes, Prime Minister.


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