1. I wish him great Luck...He's our hope G-d speed
2. Who is Gabi Ashenazi?
Mr. Spock of course, that's who.
3. Kol' ha kavod, Gabi!
Go get them, tiger!
Alex SF ,
San Francisco USA
4. to 3
Get who? Olmert and Peretz? :-))
Sounds like the right guy to me. Now we need to replace Olmert & Co. They are definitely the wrong people.
Rick S. ,
6. To the editors
It was during his term as Northern Command Chief that the bodies of three soldiers by Hizbullah in a cross-border attack in 2000.
This paragraph escaped somebodies attention. My reading comprehension is not what it could be, but I'm sure someone omitted a line or two in it
7. new IDF chief of staff.
Good luck Gabi Ashkenazi.You are respected by many in Israel who know you as a man of inner strength & decency.
Please pull IDF out of the muck as fast as you can.
8. I hope Ashkenazi is
capable of instigating and successfully conducting a coup d'etat as it is the only hope for our country. I am genuinely sorry that we have arrived at such a situation and that I should have to say such a thing but these scumbag politicians will go no other way and the system will change by no other means. We the citizens have been trying for years but the superglue has proved too much for us.
9. I thought you need one who wil strike
Iran with air force experience instead you choose one with lebanon syndrome I wish him some kind of luck but very soon we will be singing the famous american song another one bite the ....
palestine hawk ,
10. Managerial failures
For Lebanon they appointed an airforce man when army would have been appropriate.
For Iran they plan to appoint an army man - when Airforce or navy might be more appropriate.
Israel needs an imaginative and brilliant tactician.
Someone who will say nothing but one day permanently and totally take the smiles off Mr. Ahmadinejad and henchmen's faces.
11. he's handsome, but not as handsome as Gal Hirsch
drooling girl ,
sleepless in the USA
12. To #2 Haha! I was thinking the SAME thing!
Beam me up, Scotty ,
13. Mr. Lebanon !!!!!!! not envolved in last WAR
"Ashkenazi was not directly involved in the recent war in Lebanon. He earned the reputation of being an experience general, “Mr. Lebanon,” one who knows the area where the IDF fights."
14. another war criminal
15. #14 -you have a dry sense of humor and made me laugh, thanks
tel aviv - Israel
16. Kadima's new Hero
1-The 53-year-old holds a BA in Political Science and is a father of two
2-He earned the reputation of being an experience general, “Mr. Lebanon,” one who knows the area where the IDF fights
3-why he is currently Peretz’s preferred candidate for the army’s top post
4-resigned two years later when he lost to Maj. Gen. Dan Halutz who was former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon 's choice for chief of staff
This is a marketing campaign for the Olmert & Peretz party.
17. More blood on his hands? go for it
What do we expect from a country that builds it elections on motchomen? ofcourse not peace...
So whoever fought more and killed more, is a better leader of this Israeli society.... Welcome peace
Don't you guys learn that more hatered does not give you peaceful future? Just an advise from the other side.
So 5 millions cluster bombs did not bring peace... humm.... maybe 10 millions on 1 million people of south Lebanon?
18. #13 - some info for you ..
You seem interested in history ..
The name "Palestine" is the 'anglicised' term for "Syria Palaestina", the name given by the Romans when they defeated the kingdoms of Israel & Judah in AD135. A name given to utterly remove any Jewish connection from the territory, when Jerusalem was simultaneously renamed "Aelia Capitolina".
From that time even to the rebirth of the Jewish State in 1948 a Jewish presence STILL remained in the Land despite the area being conquered by numerous foreign occupiers.
After the Roman occupation ending in 330AD, the region that eventually became known as "Palestine" was then occupied by numerous empires; Byzantines (330-638AD), Arabs (Fatimids & Abbasids), and Turks (Seljuks) (638-1099AD), Crusaders (1099-1291AD), Mamluks (1291-1516AD), Ottomans (1516-1917AD), British (1917-1948AD). Israel was REBORN in 1948 and exists to the present day.
"Palestine" itself has NEVER existed as a 'sovereign' nation with it's own people, culture and capital city.
Until 1948 it was just a regional land occupied by foreign empires.
Despite the repeated use of the term "Palestine" in political and media circles, it is a fact that "Palestine" as a social, political, national, regional, religious or geographic entity of any description does not exist at this time and has not done so since 1948.
Maybe you knew this but otherwise it might prove informative - Mike
tel aviv - Israel
19. Ashkenazi is overrated.
20. welcome Gabi Ashkenazi
Welcome Gabi Ashkenazi.
But...what can a mere general do when he gets the wrong orders? Olmert, Peretz and all those dirtied by the destruction of Gush Katif have to resign so the State of Israel may live.
Lea de Lange ,
21. GOOD JOB
GABI ASHKENAZI FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND EXCELENT LEADERSHIP.
ELEAZAR ASHKENAZI ,
SOUTH KINGSTOWN USA
22. oh feck.
gabi, you've done really well. a definite new layer (perhaps even of golden eggs, if not meirs) of defence for israel, and a scourge unto the terrorists determined to interdict israels aerial economy.