The Real Reason Lieberman Ousted Deputy FM Danny Ayalon

Time after time over the last few years, the sources said, Lieberman warned his deputy to zip his lip, but the latter never learned.

One day after the surprising ouster of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon from Yisrael Beiteinu's next Knesset slate, a few details that appear to explain the move leaked out. Highly-placed sources in Yisrael Beiteinu said that party chairman and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suspects Ayalon of an unforgivable sin - serial leaks to diplomatic reporters.