Former prime minister Ehud Barak leveled harsh criticism against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening, accusing him of having made an unsuccessful “gamble” in his management of Israel’s relationship with the United States.
“After the signing of the American military aid agreement for the coming decade, the magnitude of the damage caused by Netanyahu’s reckless gamble will come to light,” Barak said during an event organized by the left-wing political movement Darkenu.
“Instead of receiving $4.5 billion per year—which was both plausible and expected just one year ago, shortly after the signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran—Israel will receive $3.8 billion. Even these funds will only be given on the condition that Israel agrees to refrain from demanding any additional funding from Congress.”
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