Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly criticized IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan at the beginning of Sunday’s cabinet meeting, noting that his remarks on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day were outrageous, unfounded and that they wronged Israeli society.
What on earth could have possessed the second-in-command of Israel’s armed forces to kick off Yom Hashoah, the national Holocaust remembrance day, with a May 4 speech likening Israel today to Germany on the eve of World War II?
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.