Ehud Barak: Steinitz, Ya’alon got cold feet just before Israel was about to attack Iran

Ehud Barak said a plan to attack Iranian nuclear facilities when he was defense minister was sabotaged by the hesitancy of fellow cabinet members Yuval Steinitz and Moshe Ya’alon, the man who would replace him at the Defense Ministry compound in Tel Aviv.

The bombshell revelations were made in a tape recording obtained by Channel 2 that was aired on its flagship Friday news magazine.

Barak said the attack plans against Iran were drawn up and approved by him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sometime between 2009 and 2010.