Meir Dagan
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Dagan: My loyalty lies with state, not PM

On Presidential Conference's last day, former Mossad chief says that if he was given order from prime minister to attack Iran against his belief he would still do it

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan addressed the prospects of a strike on Iran on Thursday during a session of the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem. The panel was also attended by Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Daniel Kahneman.


"The fact that I am no longer in office does not mean that the level of my responsibility or my desire to see Israel thrive has stopped. Remember, my loyalty lies first with the State of Israel, not the prime minister."


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"Nevertheless, I have to say that if I was given an order from the prime minister and the defense minister to attack Iran, against my own beliefs, I would do it."


Dagan said that public debate is crucial for a democratic society. "That is why I have no intention of keeping quiet when there is an issue I find important for the security and existence of Israel."


Earlier, President Shimon Peres commented on the state comptroller's report on the Carmel Fire.


"The biggest mistake here is that instead of establishing commissions of inquiry about our mistakes and failures we should establish commissions of inquiries into our successes."




פרסום ראשון: 06.21.12, 19:30
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