Former Mossad, Shin Bet heads call Netanyahu ‘a danger’ who puts country at risk

In video, six ex-security chiefs say prime minister has lost right to lead country, uses sensitive classified information for personal gain

 28 February 2020

Six former security chiefs warned Israelis against keeping Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in office, describing him as a danger, stating that he is putting the country at risk and using sensitive classified information for personal gain, in a video published online Thursday.

The Hebrew video is the latest in a series of protests against Netanyahu by security officials past and present, as the country’s third consecutive election campaign draws to a close before the March 2 election.

The video features former Mossad spy agency heads Tamir Pardo, Efraim Halevy and Shabtai Shavit, as well as former Shin Bet security service chiefs Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon and Ami Ayalon, all speaking out against Netanyahu.

All six served under Netanyahu, most of them during his first term as prime minister from 1996 to 1999.

“Strategic assets, which are the basis that Israel exists on, are turned by Netanyahu into a tool to serve his ego and the price could be damaging to the continued existence of the state of Israel,” Gilon, who headed the Shin Bet from 1995 to 1996 says in the video.