Defense Minister Ehud Barak said recent statements by former top-level officials regarding the Israeli government’s decision-making on Iran “cast a shadow on the heritage of the important organizations in which they developed.”
In an interview with Israel Hayom published Friday, Barak said the statements by former Israel Security Agency chief Yuval Diskin, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan and former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert “depict things incorrectly.”
Diskin has accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak with “messianism” in various aspects of fateful decision-making.
Barak said he has not spoken to current Mossad and Israel Security Agency heads about the statements of former officials, saying that “seemed to me to be inappropriate.”
“They conduct themselves in a manner befitting their positions and I hope this continues,” he said of current security officials.