Shaul Mofaz
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MK Mofaz: Reserves likely to be mobilized in September

Former IDF chief says IDF's answer to coming September's potential threats may include calling in the Reserves

Former IDF chief MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) said Tuesday that it is highly likely the military will mobilize Reserve forces – to some extent – in September, either ahead or pursuant to the Palestinian Authority's unilateral UN bid for statehood.


"We have to look the public in the eye and tell the truth. September can potentially turn into a violent, painful event, with unclear results," Mofaz told Army Radio.



The former military chief said that he believes the IDF is gearing for a wide spectrum of scenarios, including some that call for Reserve mobilization: "The military is getting ready… I believe that the (regional) unrest won't skip the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."


Mofaz voiced his concerns over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "lacking assessment of the reality being formed and his job at the prime minister… The social omissions and the political ones – Netanyahu hasn’t negotiated with the Palestinian for two and a half years – will collide in the coming months.


"Alll Netanyahu had to do was say 'yes' to Obama, but he lacks the courage and political leadership. He is afraid of Lieberman, of his coalition and of his own party, so he shies away from every chance of talking to the Palestinians," Mofaz concluded.





פרסום ראשון: 08.02.11, 13:17
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