News Brief 12/22/2012, Tevet 9, 5773
Mofaz: Following Orders is Essential to our Survival
Shaul Mofaz, Kadima chaiman responded to remarks made by Bennett to Channel 2 during an interview in which he said, "If I would receive an order to remove a Jew from his house and expel him, me personally, my conscience would not allow it. I would ask the commander for an exemption."
Mofaz reacted, saying, "There is no place in Israel, not in the regular army and not in the reserve army, to disobey orders. One's political views should not affect his ability to perform a task. An evil spirit calling for disobedience in exchange for a handful of votes cannot affect the ability of the IDF to defend and fight. The words uttered by Bennett are very serious but it's better they were made now - before the election and not after. As former chief of staff and defense minister I say clearly: following political and military orders is essential to our survival. "