Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot accused Iran of working to forge a “Shi’ite crescent” running through Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Gaza.
It was Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot’s first interview with an Arabic-language newspaper.
Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman tried to undercut the IDF chief of staff but ended up insulting President Obama. You can’t make this stuff up.
While Benjamin Netanyahu complains about the Iran nuclear deal, J.J. Goldberg writes that Israel’s military decision makers are far more worried about other more realistic threats.
Israel on Saturday announced the appointment of a new chief of staff of its armed forces, Major-General Gadi Eisenkot, who has spent much of his operational career confronting Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.
Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for what’s shaping up to be an ugly, if familiar, confrontation: the selection of the next IDF chief of staff.
The Israeli military has sent what amounts to a barely disguised message to the political leadership and the troops in the latest round of senior command promotions.
Orly Weinerman , an Israeli model, has admitted to a six-year romantic relationship with Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif and has pleaded with former British prime minister Tony Blair to help save the life of the former Libyan dictator’s son. Saif faces the death penalty in Libya for his alleged part in the killing of protesters during last year’s civil war. Weinerman, 41, admits to a ‘discreet’ relationship which began in London in 2005. She said Saif was a ‘civilized’ and ‘honorable’ man who is being unjustly treated. Weinerman reportedly asked Blair, who allegedly struck up a close relationship with Saif, to intervene in the case. The International Criminal Court sought but failed to extract Saif to stand trial in The Hague for crimes against humanity. Gaddafi’s son is now reported to be held by the Libyan rebel forces in a mountain town named Zintan, where he is set to go on trial later this month.
Western Libya’s town of Tawargha is paying a high price for supporting the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during the country’s past war. The town, once home to nearly 40000 people, was severely damaged in the conflict and ransacked during the spoils of war. Residents have been displaced and are not allowed to return. Once used as a base for attacks on the city of Misrata, all roads leading to it are now blocked or guarded by militia.