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October 22, 2015 11:39 am

Israel’s Top Brass: No Clear Military Solution to Current Crisis; Restoring Security Will Take Time

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IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot met with Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov on Monday. Photo: IDF.

IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot . Photo: IDF.

There is no clear military solution for the outbreak of violence that has been convulsing Israel and the Palestinian territories since the Jewish high holidays, IDF  Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot told Israel’s Channel 2 on Thursday.

In his first interview with the Hebrew press since assuming his role in February, Eizenkot said that “a challenge of this kind requires a complex, multi-dimensional response.”

“Our role as the military is to direct the response and restore security and quiet,” he said.

Still, we cannot hide behind the issue that what we have here is a popular, widespread phenomenon, which is being aggravated by external factors. I believe a solution will be found, but it’ll take some time. We have figured out solutions to past waves of terrorism — of suicide bombings, of vehicular attacks and stabbings.

All in all, we have the vast knowledge to deal with such threats, while allowing the political echelon to make its decisions from a position of strength and advantage and not under the pressure of events forcing their [hand].

The chief of staff was responding to the spate of near-daily attacks targeting Israeli security forces and civilians in Israel that have left nine Israelis dead and dozens wounded. Additionally, some 52 Palestinians have been killed — terrorists, demonstrators and bystanders — since the beginning of October.


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  • jeremy

    Yes there is , get rid of the spies in the military. Do that, and the Israeli military will come up with the answers within a month.

    The spies come from all around the world, because an antisemitic obsession is by very far humanity’s greatest evil, everyone has a special part of their secret service spying on Israel. Specifically every Muslim and Christian country.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if half the generals were spies, judging by Israel’s behaviors highly likely.

    Read, “The secret War against the Jews” and “America’s Great Game”. Do not believe those books if you’re cynical, but research every point that they make. You will become less cynical every step of the way.

    Many “Christians” not all, who are Israel’s friend right now, end their plan, as Islam always had, with murdering all the Jews. Wjile those “Christian” friends are causing Israel’s only real friend EVER, that is EVER, the secular left to become the most antisemitic thing. It is a repeat remember Stalin was Priest more than a Communist. I’m sure they’re right God created a people to be abused for thousands of years, just to be further abused. Because you can show that 2% of them are as rich as Arabs in the Gulf and Eurotrash. That proves it. God must hate them that’s why you must make them poor and low and steal from them then censor it.

    The poor people Jews abuse, that’s why the richest Socialist country, Norway and the whitest is the most antisemitic country in Europe. As the Left has taken from false Christianity, it’s a class thing you know?

  • If the Arabs cannot live in peace with the Jews in Greater Israel, the only solution is to evict them to Jordan or Gaza. Enough is enough. It’s time for Israel to take off the gloves and take the necessary steps to protect the Jewish people in Israel. One of the fundamental obligations of the government is to protect its citizens at all costs.

    Israel must adopt a policy of zero tolerance. By pacifying the Arabs and the world nations, Israel’s government is failing to take care of the Jewish people. It should not be necessary to remind the government that the Jewish people have suffered for over 2000 years at the hands of other people or nations who terrorized the Jewish people in Diaspora.

    Now the Jews in their own country must be protected at all costs. Israel has the power, means and resources to stop the ghetto mentality. Israel’s government must overcome the leftist attitude and their delusional mentality, Israel must hit hard all terrorists and perpetrators of violence with a no reprieve, “damn the torpedoes” policy.
    If the current government cannot protect its people, its time to change the government. Less talk and more action and results.

    Anyone who promotes terror and violence is as guilty as the perpertrator and must be punished and not ignored.

    YJ Draiman

  • Matthew Johnston

    Roger that.

  • The UN and in point the whole world want Israel and the Arabs to recognize the nations of Palestine and that of Israel it seems. Even God I believe would desire them to do so and to stop the troubles; BUT the world believes that recognition of statehood is the only issue left. The world believes that giving the Arabs land inside of Israel has already been a settled issue. I believe that God will fulfill EVERY SINGLE WORD He gave to Abraham and that the issue of His land being given away to Arabs or any other people is certainly not settled. He simply does not allow it! Regardless of what agreement man kind may make, God will NOT allow his land to be given away! Yet the whole world clammers for peace in the middle east and they push and push for Israel to give up their land as part of a deal in which Israel and the Arabs will recognize one another and make peace. The Bible tells us that this deal WILL BE MADE but it will be AGAINST the will of God! Yet all of todays wars, economic problems, weather issues, and the great efforts being made today to give world wide authority to one body to solve the problems of war and economic issues fits what the Bible points out for us to look out for in the last days! I believe we are living near the end of the end times period. I wrote a small book about the end times, Biblical prophecy, and the tribulation period. It’s just for your information and consideration and it’s free. I don’t even accept donations on my or anyone else’s behalf. It’s a short read of about 7 pages. I encourage you to take a look.

    • jeremy

      Arabs do not belong anywhere west of Iraq except as welcomed migrants, tourists and immigrants within a quota.

      That would be true historical justice!!

      British antisemitism made Arabs “indigenous” to the whole western half of the near east. This kind means death for all non-arabs. Babylon was not Arab, they should not even have half of what they claim now. Nor have they done anything to deserve it.

  • There’s an Easy way to Have security for Israelis:

    Accept the ARAB PEACE PLAN of 2002 !

    • jeremy

      How dumb would you have to be believe that?

    • jeremy

      Like the Jordanian “peace” plan we have now. Our 6th Law is that no Jew may ever be a citizen, ever, on our side. And on your side we will dedicate millions of hours and lives to calling you racist, and go berzerker, and you must have millions and millions of Arabs on your side.

  • judorebbe

    Oh, there sure is a clear military solution, overwhelming force … But Israel’s leaders are too damned “humane” to use it.
    It’s time for Bibi and associates to start channeling their inner Genghis Khan.