Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu again lashed out Monday at the new government for promising a “no surprises policy” with the US, saying that the Biden administration would use Israel’s goodwill to foil an attack against Iran.
“The information that is sent to America could be leaked to major media outlets and in this way our operations will be thwarted,” he said during a heated Knesset session. “That is why for the last decade I have refused the requests of American presidents to always inform them of our actions.”
Netanyahu claimed “this is an existential issue for Israel, in which there may be surprises and sometimes surprises are needed.”
He went on to charge that the new government had “turned us into some sort of protectorate with a duty to report. If we have no independence on this matter, we have no independence at all.”