Photo: Motti Kimchi
Barak, Ya'alon
Photo: Motti Kimchi
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
Photo: Tal Shahar
IDF names elite unit base after Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
15th IDF chief of staff, who died last year, honored in ceremony attended by defense echelon top officials
An IDF base near the Bilu Junction in central Israel will be named after the late Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF's 15th chief of staff, who passed away last year.


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Senior officials of the defense establishment attended an official ceremony at the base, including Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and former IDF chiefs Ehud Barak, Gabi Ashkenazi and Shaul Mofaz.


Barak and Ashkenazi, the main figures of the Harpaz affair, did not exchange words.

אשכנזי, מופז וברק, היום (צילום: מוטי קמחי )

Barak, Mofaz, Ashkenazi (Photo: Moti Kimchi)

זוכרים את ליפקין-שחק (צילום: מוטי קמחי )

(Photo: Moti Kimchi)

הצדעה מהרמטכ"ל גנץ (צילום: מוטי קמחי )

Chief of Staff Gantz (Photo: Moti Kimchi)

טלי ליפקין-שחק, יעלון, ברק וגנץ (צילום: מוטי קמחי ) 

Gantz, Barak, Ya'alon, Tali Lipkin Shahak (Photo: Moti Kimchi)


Ya'alon said in a formal ceremony at the base: "The IDF is maneuvering between various threats… and I often find myself thinking what Amnon would say.


"Amnon never asked for gratitude, and would prefer we talk about the soldiers, the State, society," the defense minister added.



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