DM Ya’alon Refuses to Hand Over Authority to Deputy DM Ben-Dahan


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yaalA first machlokes has already erupted between Likud and Bayit Yehudi as Minister of Defense (Likud) Moshe Ya’alon is unwilling to relinquish control of the Civil Administration in Yehuda and Shomron to Deputy Minister of Defense (Bayit Yehudi) Eli Ben-Dahan. Bayit Yehudi expects to control the Civil Administration, which is the authority that decides to remove outposts and raze illegal structures throughout Yehuda and Shomron. Clearly Bayit Yehudi wants authority for that body to change government policy vis-à-vis outposts and yet-unauthorized structures in Jewish communities throughout those areas.

Ya’alon’s decision is in contradiction to the coalition agreement with the dati leumi party, which has been given control of the Civil Administration. Ya’alon and Ben-Dahan met on Sunday 28 Iyar in the hope of reaching agreement, but they were unsuccessful. Ya’alon explains the situation in Yehuda and Shomron is sensitive and it must be handled as such and therefore, he does not agree to hand over the Civil Administration to Ben-Dahan’s jurisdiction.

It may now depend on Bayit Yehudi’s response to the coalition violation as to which of the two will control the Civil Administration during the tenure of the 20th Knesset.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


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  2. Ya’alon said after the GAZA war he can still look in the mirror.He should make sure that he spits on the mirror when he sees his face,for the following reasons
    A , He knew about the Tunnels ans he did nothing about which
    caused the death of several soldiers and civilians.
    It was a great miracle that no mass casualties took place,
    One of the top Hamas leader rejected the plan to have a major attack at destroy of the communities and kill everybody and take back hostages,they could have done B’H’
    B Many solders was sent into the battlefield in inferior
    Equipment YA’alon was warned but he ignored it He caused the deaths of many soldiers ,
    Ya’alon should have been tried for high treason and jailed for life.
    It is a disgrace that he is still the deference Minister.
    Batit Yehudi should insist not to give him additional power,and keep the agreement signed by Likud.
    Ya’lon is like the Peace Now organization.