'The IDF is united to defend Israel'

IDF Chief of Staff visits pre-military academy in Eli, Samaria, to stress social unity and military values according to Jewish ethics.

Oranit Etzer,

Eizenkot with the heads of the academy
Eizenkot with the heads of the academy
Lior Shatul

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot paid a visit on Tuesday to the Bnei David pre-military academy in Eli, Samaria.

The Chief of Staff first met with the heads of the institution, Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, before speaking with all of the students.

In his talk with the students, Eizenkot addressed the threats, challenges and plans of the IDF in order to continue defending the Jewish state.

"The IDF is not the place to talk about the divisions in Israeli society. The IDF is united in order to defend the state," he emphasized.

Stressing the importance of this unity, he talked about the need to follow orders and maintain the values of the army according to Jewish ethics.

Ironically, back in February Eizenkot rejected the Talmudic dictum of "when someone comes to kill you – kill him first" as a "slogan."

Eizenkot finished his visit by answering questions from students, and then had a meeting with Avi Roeh, the head of the Yesha Council and the Binyamin regional council, as well as Yesha Council director-general Shilo Adler.



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