Israel Political Brief May 22, 2013: Amid Syria tensions, IAF chief Amir Eshel says ‘surprise war’ a threat

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Amid Syria tensions, IAF chief says ‘surprise war’ a threat

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-22-13

Maj.-Gen. Eshel says S-300 missile defense system “on the way” to Syria from Russia; hints that advanced platform could embolden Assad; Gantz: The IDF is facing a substantial threat of a multi-arena conflict….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief April 7, 2013: Israeli Defense Force Chief of the General Staff Benny Gantz : Israel ensures Holocaust won’t recur

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Gantz : Israel ensures Holocaust won’t recur

Source: Jerusalem Post, 4-7-13

Israeli Chief of Staff Beny Ganze Visits Auschwitz

Benny Gantz spoke at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Sunday on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that “Israel ensures that a horror such as this will not recur….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 6, 2013: US gives IDF chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz Legion of Merit award

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US gives IDF chief Legion of Merit award

Source: Israel Hayom, 2-6-13

During five-day work visit to Washington, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz receives award from U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman • Gantz accepts award on behalf of entire IDF, says it represents the strong ties between the American and Israeli militaries….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 13, 2012: Gaza rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

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Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

Source: JTA, 3-13-12

At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

 

Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

“We are still following the situation in the South and we need to see how it develops and whether the [rocket] firing really stops,” Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz said Tuesday. “It’s not over until it’s over. Quiet will be answered with quiet, and fire will be answered with fire.”

A Reuters report late Monday quoted unnamed Egyptian officials as announcing the cease-fire. Neither Hamas nor Israel would confirm the report, and the terms of the truce were unclear….READ MORE

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