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Comment and Opinion

Ynet: The generals got it right, by Ron Ben Yishai

The criticism of the IDF’s readiness expressed by Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, and another unnamed general, is disconcerting. A pity that the responses were mostly political and not objective, because at stake are three critical issues, not just for the IDF, but for the security of the State of Israel.

Golan, who served as the Dep. Chief of Staff, claims that the political echelons and the General staff fear deploying the IDF’s ground forces, even when necessary and justified. The reason being, he claims, is the oversensitivity of the Israeli population to loss of life and the risk of soldiers being captured, which puts pressure on the security cabinet.

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