In the Past two days the IDF General Staff Forum headed by the Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, held a concentrated workshop in which two subjects were discussed:

* IDF 2020 – Putting in motion a process to shape the IDF in the long run in order to sketch the right methodology, in order to advance the study of the issue, the analysis of its professional strata and meanings. During the workshop, conducted by a team headed by the head of the Planing Directorate, Major General Giora Eilaud, the forum heard reviews on long term national planning from people in the academy and practitioners and reviews by the Israeli Air Force, the Navy and the Army, concerning the components of the process.

* Organizational culture- in this frame work conducted by Major General Eyal Ben Reuven, a series of projects was personated, as a milestone in a continuous project of shaping the “IDF 2000” programs, and implementing the principles in the field. The chief of staff included that these issues are intermingled and essential for the development of the IDF image in the future, while constantly striving to improve its present performance, especially when the IDF is engaged in continuos fighting.