Israel must use the ‚opportunity‘ provided by the Arab Spring, says former IDF chief-designate

16.06.2012                      26.Siwan. 5772                      Schlach Lechah

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Israel must use the 'opportunity' provided by the Arab Spring, says former IDF chief-designate

Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant remains quiet about his failed appointment as IDF chief and says seven good years of Israel's security are about to end.

Maj. Gen. (ret. ) Yoav Galant spoke about his fears for Israel's security, and about how the country should "market" itself, at conference hosted by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington on Thursday.
On his failed appointment as the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, Galant has preferred to keep silent, stating only that "one day the full scope of the story will be revealed". But on Friday, as the speaker at the fifth annual Zeev Schiff Memorial Lecture on Middle East Security, he provided his perspective on events shaking the region, and how Israel should deal with them….