Chief of Staff: IDF´s ´Steely Arm´ will Hit Back at Enemies (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/18/12)
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Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, IDF Chief of Staff, warned Israel´s enemies
Wednesday that any attempt to harm Israel will be met with a painful
"The IDF draws from the memory of Holocaust Remembrance Day military
strength and moral resilience that directs it in every crossroad and
leads it to victory time after time," Gantz said, in a ceremony at
the Masua Institute at Tel Yitzchak.
"This strength of both body and soul is with us at all times and
especially now – when the winds of revolution undermine the stability
of the Middle East and create an extremely complicated, multi-front
challenge," he said, "while in the background we witness attempts to
harm the State of Israel, its residents and Jewish people around the
"As the children, the grandchildren and the great grandchildren of
Holocaust survivors, we now stand in IDF uniform, as the steadfast
protectors of the State of Israel – a nation that was and still is
the essence of their hope and their dream."
"On this day of self examination we once again renew our oath to
those who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust, and the promise
that the Jewish people will never again stand defenseless."
"We will ensure that here, in the flourishing living project in our
forefathers´ land, the Jewish people will continue to grow, develop
and be an example for the nations of the world."
Gantz added: "I say tonight to those who wish us ill, in the loud and
clear voice of tens of thousands of IDF soldiers who are standing
guard: we are the steely arm that will hit back hard at any attempt
to harm the Jewish people. We are the defensive shield of the nation
that will never again stand helpless and defenseless. Never again!"
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/18/12)
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