Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Blaming Netanyahu

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned from his post on Friday, citing “extremist and dangerous elements” that are threatening instability in the country. “I fought with all my might against manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society that threatens its sturdiness and is seeping into the army and already damaging it,” Yaalon, a moderate, said. He also went after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he can no longer trust the premier.