Cabinet ministers on Thursday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar-II were polled by phone regarding a planned trip to the United States next week by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel announced he will vote against it, explaining “we are at war” and the minister’s place is here at home. Ariel explains he has no doubt the purpose of the trip is significant but he will nonetheless oppose it.
Ariel added “for those who have not taken notice, terrorists are trying to kill innocent people daily”, insisting now is not the time for Ya’alon to travel but to remain in Israel to address the ongoing Palestinian terror.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)