Minister Benny Begin (Likud) said Wednesday that the public debate on a possible Israeli strike on Iran was "madness."
Begin, who is a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's special eight-minister security forum said that the debate was "utterly irresponsible" and that it "severely impeded the government's ability to make decisions" on the matter.
"I fear this kind of irresponsibility, which could lead to similar (behavior) regarding any other government debate. I fear this orchestrated journey by civil servants and the media," he told Army Radio.
Civil servants, he added, "Are obligated to protect state secret they were privy to regardless of time. These kind of acts are very severe."
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