Wednesday, March 28, 2012

IDF Cancelling All Passover Leaves

Some thing's up.  Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has done something that hasn't been done in many years.  He has cancelled ALL leaves for Passover.
Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has ordered all IDF units to cancel their traditional Passover breaks so that they can operate in full capacity over the upcoming holiday, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

The implication of the decision is that for the first time in many years, all IDF units will maintain their regular operations and remain on full alert throughout the holiday.

As result of the unexpected decision, thousands of soldiers at various IDF headquarters and bases will have to report for duty as usual in order to allow their units to operate with no interruption.

IDF officials dismissed suggestions that the decision is related to operational circumstances or preparations for military maneuvers. The army said Chief of Staff Gantz made the call after asserting that he does not accept the notion of an army-wide Passover vacation.

However, IDF soldiers who received the news Tuesday could not be convinced that the timing of the decision was arbitrary.

Notably, German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Tuesday said that after meeting Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak, he was more concerned about the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran.

Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. The IDF's headquarters in Tel Aviv is also traditionally deserted during the holiday.

But as noted, the longtime tradition will be broken this year, as soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units maintain their full capacity to operate if needed.

Every military man will tell you that if you want rumors to run rampant you cancel all leaves.  I could speculate for hours on this but I won't.  I'll let you, my truth seekers to put 2+2 together.  I hope it equals 4.


Anonymous said...

Go Israel. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be with you.

len said...

Moses sung. "There is no-one like the GOD of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the cloud of HIS magesty.
The eternal GOD is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. ..." read on

Anonymous said...

I recently finished a book by A.J. Quinnell called "Snap Shot". I can recommend it; the author lived on the island of Gozo, & wrote several good novels, including "Man on Fire" and "The Mahdi" (which deals with a plot by Western governments to fool the ummah into thinking the Mahdi had returned).

The novel "Snap Shot" deals with the Israeli strike against the Iraqi reactor in Osirak. A typical Quinnell novel, you have heroes and heroines galore, action & adventure, good guys (Israel & America) and bad guys (Iraq & France) and no problem saying which is which. Just an all-around good read.

Now available on Kindle, too ...

Anonymous said...

I've just finished a novel by A.J. Quinnell called "Snap Shot". It's about the Israeli strike on the Osirak reactor & it's a good read. The author lived on the island of Gozo, and wrote some really good novels. Man on Fire & The Mahdi etc.

This one lays out America and Israel as the good guys, and Iraq and France are the bad guys. Heroes and heroines, on the air & on the ground, action and adventure, danger and romance; this is well worth a read. Could such a novel even be written today? (Without the author receiving death threats etc?) Well it has been written, & it's just been made available on Kindle format too.

Anonymous said...

Ignore double post, it didn't seem to work 1st time around ..

best wishes,


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