Published on Aug 21, 2015
Israel’s former minister of military affairs Ehud Barak says two ministers voted down a plan to attack Iran back in 2011. Barak said the attack plans were drawn up and approved by him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sometime between 2009 and 2010. But, they lost their majority in a so-called forum of eight ministers, after Yuval Steinitz and Moshe Ya’alon voted down the plan. According to Barak, Israel’s then army chief also opposed the plan. The revelations were made in a tape recording obtained by Israel’s Channel Two. Nuclear-armed Israel has been threatening Iran with military action over the past years. Iran has warned of a crushing response in case of any aggression.