A Special Meeting

Special meeting: the children of the commanders in the Sukkah of the Chief of Staff. Watch

Herzi Halevi invited the children of army personnel to his sukkah in the Kirya. Halevi and the children discussed his and their parents' service and told them: "The sukkah is a temporary home, and the State of Israel is our permanent home. Your parents are defending it"

The children and Halevi (photo: IDF spokesman)

A special and particularly moving meeting took place this week when, in honor of the Sukkot holiday, the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, invited the children of army personnel to a unique and interesting gathering in the sukkah in the Kirya.

The six children brought decorations with them, asked the Chief of Staff questions about his job, and shared their experiences of being the children of commanders who protect the country.

The Chief of Staff with the children (Video: IDF spokesperson)

At the beginning of the meeting, the children shared where their parents serve. Then the Chief of Staff asked them about the decorations they brought to the sukkah and the things that help them when their parents are not at home due to their service. In conclusion, Halevi encouraged them and said, "The sukkah is a temporary home, and the State of Israel is our permanent home, and your parents protect it."

The children with their parents (photo: IDF spokesman)

The children who participated in the meeting:

Maya - aged 6, the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Anton Glikman, an officer in the Bashan Brigade.

Ori - aged 10, the son of former commander of the Manasheh Brigade, Colonel (Res.) Arik Moyal.

Lihi - aged 8, the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Makonen, Deputy Commander of the Management Flight of the Air Force, and Lieutenant Colonel Adi Makonen, the Security Division Commander at Ramat David Air Base.

Noa - aged 11.5, the daughter of Staff Sergeant Asaf Baruchim, who serves in the Communication and Defense Division in the Cyber Directorate.

Sami - aged 11, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Eran Faris, an Operations Officer in the Northern Command.

Aviel - aged 7, the son of Sergeant Major Hadas Cohen, a Human Resources Officer in the Ashdod arena.

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