'One of the wisest moves.' Halutz
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Halutz: Cancel law requiring 'cooling off' period for chiefs of staff

Former army chief, who is expected to join Kadima party, says law must be annulled, 'if not for me then for the next chief of staff'

Former Chief of Staff Dan Halutz on Tuesday called for the cancellation of a law requiring a "cooling off" period for chiefs of staff who want to go into politics.


During a speech to Haifa Rotary Club members, Halutz said such a law "didn't even have a place in the Geneva Convention," and that it must be annulled, "if not for me then for the next chief of staff."


The former army chief refused to address reports saying he is expected to join the Kadima party, but he did say he plans on entering politics at some point.


Asked about Israel's disengagement from Gaza in the summer of 2005, Halutz, who served as army chief at the time, said it was "one of the wisest moves made by the Israeli government."


Less than a month ago Halutz took part in a Kadima event for the first time.



פרסום ראשון: 09.14.10, 23:06
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