Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon joins US think tank


ed note–A few things worth considering here–

Ya’alon, despite what was a very clever campaign by the JMSM aimed at making him appear ‘reasonable’ compared to the out-in-the-open madman Netanyahu, is nevertheless a member of Likud, Netanyahu’s party. He is no ‘man of peace’ but a Judaic warlord who never saw a massacre of Palestinians he didn’t like. 

Furthermore, WINEP, the ‘think tank’ he has just joined, is a Likud organ operating in the US aimed at swaying American public opinion in favor of Likud and all the bloodbaths it envisions taking place in the Middle East.

Whatever ‘disagreement’ took place between Ya’alon and Netanyahu, all can be assured that it was nothing but schtick aimed at some larger maneuver that all will witness taking place at sometime in the future.


Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has found a new job at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as its Rosenblatt Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

The Washington Institute, an independent and nonpartisan organization that provides research and recommendations for U.S. Middle East policy, will tap into Yaalon’s 37-year a career in the Israel Defense Forces and his policy expertise from his seven years in the Knesset, it announced in a news release Thursday.

Yaalon, who had previously held a post-military fellowship at the institute, will return to Washington, D.C., in August to focus on his writing and speaking on foreign policy and the strategic U.S.-Israel relationship.

Yaalon stepped down on May 20 when it came to light that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in negotiations with Avigdor Liberman to bring his nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into the ruling coalition, giving Netanyahu a more stable majority. Liberman was named defense minister.

Last month Yaalon announced that he plans to challenge Netanyahu in the next elections.

“After more than four decades of military and public service, in and out of uniform, ‘Bogie’ Yaalon has unparalleled insights into the challenges and opportunities facing Israeli national security,” said Robert Satloff, the institute’s executive director, using Yaalon’s nickname.

“At a moment when Americans are debating the appropriate role for our country in the Middle East, we are pleased to welcome him back to The Washington Institute to provide an authoritative voice on these critical issues.”

In the release, Yaalon said he was “eager” to meet with current and emerging leaders and “discuss the vital issues on our bilateral agenda.”

  1. #1 by rehmat1 on 07/08/2016 - 5:29 pm

    “I ask you, Defense Minister Ya’alon, on this Memorial Day, for a bit of personal soul searching. Have you yourself helped push Israel and its citizens toward “peace and quiet?” Do you really “strive for peace?” Even before you were appointed defense minister, you announced that there is no place for the establishment of a Palestinian state. And specifically this past month, when the peace process ran into difficulties you decided it was the right time to approve the expansion of Jewish settlements in Hebron and violate the status quo there. Furthermore, you decided to approve the expropriation of 984 dunams of private Palestinian land in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, and to declare them state lands for the purpose of expanding the settlements of Neve Daniel, Elazar, Alon Shvut and the illegal outpost Nativ Ha’Avot. These actions, along with your opinion on the establishment of a Palestinian state, force me to wonder what the word “peace” means to you, and whether you are truly interested in peace. Are you truly interested in leading Israeli citizens toward peace and quiet, or perhaps towards new settlements to be built between as many Palestinian villages as possible?,” wrote Lior Ben Eliahu, the brother of Tamar Ben Eliahu, who died in a Jerusalem bus bombing in 2014.

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