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Was Israeli general right to denounce Jewish extremism on Holocaust Remembrance Day?

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Published: 10 May 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A quarter page ad was placed in Haaretz this week: The unrestrained lashing out by the Prime Minister and other politicians against the Deputy Chief of Staff is a severe injury to the IDF and to the command, moral, and educational authority of its commanders – Signed by 15 generals of the Peace and Security Association

Was this top Israeli general right to denounce Jewish extremism on Holocaust Day? – J.J. Goldberg – The Forward/Haaretz 08.05.16
This was the latest and most eye-popping in a string of critiques voiced by the heads of Israel’s security forces against the country’s current political leadership and the direction in which it’s leading Israel. The speech was a public call for a fundamental change in the way Israel relates to the Holocaust, and to itself.
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Netanyahu's attack on the Deputy Chief of Staff achieves its goal: deterrence – Amos Harel – Haaretz 09.05.16
Shutting him down, to the point of demanding he be fired, is a direct continuation of the right’s assault against the Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot regarding the rules of engagement affair (which began with Eisenkot’s ‘scissors’ speech (‘I don’t want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors’) and the trial, which began on Monday, of Elor Azaria, the soldier who shot dead an immobilised Palestinian terrorist... It was the mere issuing of a warning about damage caused by the occupation — even by categorically non-leftie generals like the top IDF triad — that got their goat.

A salute to the soul of the IDF – Yossi Klein Halevi – The Times of Israel 10.05.16

IDF general challenges Netanyahu’s suffocating Holocaust analogies May 7, 2016


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