>> A popular Israeli news program, a debate on the Prime Minister's choice of a far right politician as Defense Minister, and an I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore outburst, by one of Israel's top military affairs reporters. I'm Jeffrey Hiller, Reuter's Editor in Charge in Jerusalem.
If it all goes bad politically for Benjamin Netanyahu over his appointment of Viktor Lieberman to the defense post, they'll likely look back at veteran reporter Ronny Daniel's angry on air monologue as a pivotal moment.>>
> I grew up on a Kibbutz and fought in Israel's wars.
Because of what's happening in Israeli politics, I'm not sure I want my children to live here, said the usually hawkish reporter. Daniel then rattled off the names of a string of right wing politicians, all of them members of Netanyahu's party, and accused them of effectively ruining the country.
Other commentators including Moshe Aarons, a former defense minister, have been questioning the wisdom of appointing a politician with little military experience to the sensitive defense post. No need to worry, Netanyahu says, as Prime Minister, I'll be the one calling the shots. And as for Israel's children, they're safe exactly where they are.