Former Shin Bet Chief: Netanyahu Not Interested in Peace Talks
Former Shin Bet chief: Netanyahu not interested in peace talks
April 28, 2012
By Barak Ravid
Yuval Diskin, who was quoted earlier as saying he didn’t trust PM, Barak on Iran, says Netanyahu knows that if he makes the slightest move forward, his coalition will ‘fall apart.’
The harsh criticism sounded by former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of Iran on Friday were only the tip of the iceberg.
Yuval Diskin (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
During the same speech in the ‘Majdi Forum’ in Kfar Saba, Diskin blamed Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the freeze in the peace process.
‘Forget the stories they tell you about how Abbas is not interested in negotiation,’ said Diskin, adding, ‘We are not talking to the Palestinians because this government has no interest in negotiations.”
The former Shin Bet chief added, “I was there up to a year ago and I know from up-close what is happening. This government is not interested in solving anything with the Palestinians, and I say this certainty,’ he added.