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Israeli general claims that Arab revolutions threaten security and stability

February 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

The people’s revolutions sweeping the Arab world “undermine stability and add possible threats” to the state of Israel, according to the Zionist state’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. The stability of the wider region is also at risk, he claimed.

Speaking during a Remembrance Day Ceremony on 8th May, General Gantz said that although “the events erupted out of repression and desperation and raise hope… the Israel Defence Forces must be ready to address a growing variety of challenges on every front and possibly all fronts”.

At the same ceremony, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the changes in the Arab world “an earthquake” and said that the Israel Defence Forces are the only guarantee of Israel’s existence and future in the region in view of the political changes in neighbouring countries.