SHAFAQNA – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon declared on Tuesday that Tel Aviv prefers the ISIL terrorist group over Iran.
Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Ya’alon sought to clarify that “Iran is our main enemy, after I heard voices saying different things.”
The defense minister was likely referring to comments made by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot at the conference on Monday, who declared that “there are opportunities in the nuclear agreement with Iran. Hezbollah – that is the most serious threat.”
The nuclear agreement signed between the Islamic Republic and world powers, the defense minister said, “pushed back the clock from three months to one year. If Iran feels economically secure, it can breakout and produce a bomb even faster.”
Earlier, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, speaking at the same conference, slammed the policies of the government he is a member of.
“All the expensive F-35s will not help in the face of 50 commandos digging the way to Netiv HaAsara,” said Bennett. He argued that Israel is reacting to existing realities rather than shaping its own destiny. He further said that Israel must modernize its thinking about defense and not only weapons.