There are Ashkenazim who are dumb enough to generalize and dislike all Sephardim and vice versa. That's not the issue here. The issue is the competence of the man to be Minister of Defence. If he can do so much good in another portfolio, he shouldn't hang on to this one because of ego.
Israeli moderately wounded in stabbing attack near West Bank settlement (Haaretz)
from the article: Peretz's binoculars