AlBAWABA - Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently accused the new Israeli coalition government lead by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of surrendering its sovereignty to Washington due to its 'no surprises' policy.
The ‘no surprises’ policy with the U.S. could lead to plans against Iran being leaked, says Opposition leader.https://t.co/FBLi59Cot5— World Israel News (@worldisraelnews) August 3, 2021
This was part of an alleged pledge made by Israeli's new Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last June that Tel Aviv will agree to a "no surprises" policy and will coordinate with Washington over particular plans it may want to pursue in the future.
The former prime minister of Israel is urging that his country 'shouldn't agree to a "no surprises" policy regarding Iran with the US,' according to a report. https://t.co/NIFvF8CZxa— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) August 3, 2021
Netanyahu slammed these comments as reported in the Israeli media, saying it will tie Tel Aviv's hands and effectively turns Israel into a US protectorate, surrender its independence with a duty to report to Washington as reported in the Palestine Chronicle.
Netanyahu accuses new govt of making Israel a US ‘protectorate,' says ‘no surprises’ policy could help Biden stop attack on Iran pic.twitter.com/waDjpr5V13— JSA: The World (@JustinM63075705) August 3, 2021
Also as reported also in The Times of Israel Netanyahu said: “The information that is sent to America could be leaked to major media outlets and in this way our operations will be thwarted,” he said during a heated Knesset session. “That is why for the last decade I have refused the requests of American presidents to always inform them of our actions.”
Bashing Bennett, Netanyahu says Biden will thwart Israeli attack on Iran— WorthyNews (@worthynews) August 4, 2021
Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu again lashed out Monday at the new government for promising a “no surprises policy” with the US, say... - https://t.co/jZdKg96jeB pic.twitter.com/kF2WOx4051
Many see the 'no surprises' policy is indeed attempts to stop Israel from pursuing adventurous military actions mostly against Iran. But many are surprised at the scathing comments made by Netanyahu since his Foreign Secretary Gabi Ashkenazi said back in March that Israel and the Joe Biden White House agreed to a 'no surprises policy' as part of security coordination
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