Former Mossad Chief Calls Netanyahu Voters ‘Mindless’

Premier responds to comments by Shabtai Shavit, retorting on Twitter: ‘There is no limit to the arrogance of the left regarding Likud voters’

Jun 20, 2019

A former chief of the Israeli espionage agency Mossad, Shabtai Shavit, called Israeli voters who support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “mindless people who understand nothing.”

Shavit made the remark in an interview with Israeli daily Maariv, which was published Thursday. He also said that the premier’s political base is made up of people “whose threshold for normality is at the level of grass.”

Netanyahu was quick to respond. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister wrote: “They’ve called us riffraff, amulet kissers, bots and now we’re ‘mindless people.’ There’s no limit to the left’s arrogance regarding Likud voters. Our response will be coming at the ballot box.”