Ex-de­fence min­is­ter says ‘cor­rupt’ Is­raeli PM should quit

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

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.

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