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New Israeli army chief wants to ‘prepare for war’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Herzi Halevi as the new head of the country’s military forces, TT reports.

– We will prepare the army for war on fronts both near and far, he says during a ceremony led by Netanyahu.

Herzi Halevi has previously been the leader of the country’s military intelligence service and deputy army chief.

During the ceremony, Herzi Halevi also says that Israel will not be drawn into “meaningless wars”, but that it will “fight on decisive days”.

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    – Gunnar Olsson

    Banning the expression of opinions (even less well-thought-out, incorrect, offensive or anti-democratic ones) can easily put democracy out of whack…

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    Johanna Frändén has written a column on the subject, you can read it here.

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