IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz spoke at former IDF Chief Amnon Lipkin-Shahak's funeral: "You were a role model for all of us and we, as young soldiers, wished we could be like you. You served in the IDF for 36 years, always in key roles; but even while serving in the highest ranks, you always remained modest. Your humanity never faltered.
"Your tenacity in operations and your concern for the soldiers' safety went hand in hand. 'Take a minute longer, just make sure everyone is safe,' you would say. Your leadership was an example to me." (Gilad Morag)