Well, I guess that means he can’t go to Europe – they’re all after him for forging their passports for the Mahmoud al-Mabhouh operation. via israelmatzav.blogspot.com
According to Channel 2, the step is highly unusual and other officials have been allowed to keep their passports until their expiration date has passed. Last month Dagan said that an Israeli military attack on Iran would not stop its nuclear march, at an event at Tel Aviv University. He also said that Israel should have accepted the 2002 Saudi peace plan that called for a return to the pre-1967 lines in exchange for normalization of ties with the Arab world. He was quoted in the media as saying that he decided to speak out because with his retirement in January, as well as with the recent retirement of both chief of general staff Gabi Ashkenazi and Israel Security Agency head Yuval Diskin, “there is no one to stop Bibi [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] and [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak.” Dagan was quoted as saying that when he was in office he, Diskin and Ashkenazi could “block any dangerous adventure.” Kadima MK Yoel Hasson called the decision to revoke Dagan’s passport “a revenge campaign to settle a score with one of the best Mossad chiefs this country has known.” He added, “Revoking his passport endangers Dagan’s security and prevents him from enjoying the basic defense of international diplomacy in any situation that can happen to him while he is on a trip abroad. This is unexpected behavior from a prime minister and its goal is to personally hurt Dagan and to limit his activity. This is a terrible and unacceptable thing, reminiscent of tyrannical regimes.”
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