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        11/7/2011, Cheshvan 10, 5772

      Gantz Remembers Rabin as Foe of Defense Budget Cuts

      Chief-of-Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) criticized, Monday, those who blame the IDF for the cost of living in Israel, calling the blame unjustified.

      Speaking at a memorial gathering for assassinated prime minister Yitzchak Rabin, the lieutenant-general said that Rabin "never lost sight of the critical importance of allocating resources to the IDF to protect Israel's security." He quoted Rabin as saying, "When we cut the defense budget, we take a risk which has consequences."