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        11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

      IDF Goes Green, Awards Environmentally Friendly Bases


      The Israel Defense Force held an annual award ceremony for army bases and units deemed most environmental friendly. IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. General Benyamin "Benny" Gantz noted that while IDF units are helping assist the natural disaster in the Philippines, the army is also protecting the environment at home as well. "It is our responsibility and our commitment to 'think green' in the long term" he stated on Wednesday. The award for environmental protection was given to five units and departments.