Ex-defence minister says ‘corrupt’ Israeli PM should quit
JERUSALEM — A former defence minister says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “corrupt” and should resign over a possible conflict of interest related to the purchase of German submarines.
Moshe Yaalon, an outspoken critic of Netanyahu’s government, told Channel 10 TV on Thursday that as defence minister he was sidelined from the deal, which went ahead after Netanyahu replaced him last year. David Shimron, Netanyahu’s cousin and personal attorney, has been questioned by police following revelations he represented the German firm involved in the $1.5 billion deal. Both Netanyahu and Shimron have denied any wrongdoing.