A time to fly, a time to say goodbye

19.05.2012                      27.Ijar. 5772                    Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer

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A time to fly, a time to say goodbye

Outgoing IAF chief Nehushtan shares his views on Israel’s current, future threats.

In the summer of 1967, during the Six Day War, Ido Nehushtan climbed to the roof of his family’s home in Jerusalem and watched as Israel Air Force fighter jets flew overhead on their way to bomb Jordanian targets near Bethlehem.
For the 10-year-old Nehushtan, the sight of the planes and their amazing power planted in him the seed that would lead him to enlist eight years later in the IAF. He became a career soldier, climbing the ranks until eventually he became commander of the IAF, possibly one of the most prestigious positions in Israel….