Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Ashkenazi's real test
Ron Ben Yishai
Published: 23.01.07, 11:49
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1. I wish him good luck,courage,honesty,
Keren ,   SP-now in Israel   (01.23.07)
to bring back to Israel its outstanding Army.I wish him to be idealistic and strong, and to show this strenghtness , sincerity and honesty to his Army and to the People of Israel,our People.(eventhough,by now,Israel is FULL of people which are not our people at all!)
2. Mark my words! there may be more trouble.
Jellybean ,   Chicago   (01.23.07)
Onve it is "Officially announced" then Kaplinsky will resign and retire. The the PM and Peretz are in the hole!
3. gabi
oferdesade ,   israel   (01.23.07)
in 1975 i finished basic training and arrived at the gdud. i was from north tel aviv, an ashkenazi, and had a bagrut - and i had volunteered(!!) for golani (at the time, quite a bizare thing to do). needless to say i was an odd bird. besides the underlying warmth of my future comrades, it was my mem-pei (platoon commander) who was responsible for the fact that i wasnt shot in the back during that first week. gabi's warmth, intelligence, caring and a whole slew of other qualities made him, not only a beloved and admired commander in what was at the time the closest thing israel had to the french foreign legium, but the catalyst that enabled me to stay in what was the most important school i have attended in my life. if this country can - even for a short moment - benifit from this extraordinary human being in the midst of this human sea of muck that we call our leaders, then we may just be at the locked gate of the prickly but right path.
4. Ignoring idiot Pertez & Olmer will be Ashkenazi's real test!
Chanan ,   USA   (01.23.07)
5. ron is like the courtyard clown
every day he has a different opinion.
6. Start Winning, and Stop Whining
Dave Levy ,   Burbank. USa   (01.24.07)
Just as Gates replaced the top general in Iraq, Israel needed to replace it's top leader, thus the appointment of a well qualified army man. However, as in the US, the politicians made policy. Hence, Israel will have to get on with running it's country, and away from prosecuting every leader for alleged molestation. Israel has to start getting serious, and stop the nonsense. It's their necks on the line.
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