Efrat Local Council head Oded Revivi calls (Wednesday) for politicians and the Chief of Staff to stand together in one front and declare the importance of strengthening the army.
Against the background of the protest and the controversies surrounding the conduct of the army, the head of the Efrat local council Oded Revivi stated: "I call on all public leaders to listen carefully to the call of Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi and understand how important it is to preserve, strengthen and strengthen the people's army in these days."
As recalled last month (August), Revivi attacked the calls for the dismissal of General Yehuda Fox: "The calls for the dismissal of the General and protest tents against the security system achieve the opposite of security and give the enemy a leeway."
Revivi: "The IDF is the unifier and the connector"
Revivi talked about the importance of preserving the melting pot that is a meeting place for all parts of Israeli society. According to him: "In the army, the young Israeli meets the Israeli who is different from him, the graduate of the religious education with the secular one, the secular with the ultra-Orthodox fighters of Netzah Yehuda Military unit, the members of the kibbutzim with the youth of the development towns and more. Due to the decrease in the percentage of servicemen from various sectors, this meeting and the melting pot are in question. From it grows The strength of the IDF, the strength of the state, and the strength of Israeli society. There are no more meeting points, no place that requires such a mutual guarantee and exposes us all to Israelis in all their shades."
The head of the Efrat Local Council also added: "The public leaders should raise their voice and say alongside the Chief of Staff that the IDF is the unifying force and the link. Within the army, in the various frameworks, it is possible and possible to create paths that will allow each and every one to maintain his morale. Together with the Chief of Staff, we must teach Our children and youth, that giving to the state is not only a duty, it is a right that our grandparents, Holocaust survivors, or survivors of persecution in the Arab countries could only dream of. Together we must not give her up."