Chief of Staff: IDF must ensure that Israel remains island of stability

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz speaks at inaugural ceremony for new Home Front Command chief

Date: 15/06/2011, 1:40 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg officially entered his new post as head of the Home Front Command at a ceremony held in Ramla on Wednesday (June 15).

The ceremony was attended by Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz as well as other members of the General Staff Forum.

“This is a sensitive time period and it is the IDF (Zahal)’s duty to stand guard and do everything it can to ensure that Israel remains an island of stability, while in every direction revolutions are occurring,” Lt. Gen. Gantz said at the ceremony.

“The current reality has made the Home Front Command’s mission even more complex,” Lt. Gen. Gantz added.

Maj. Gen. Eisenberg replaced Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, who served as head of the Home Front Command for three and a half years and will become the new head of the Northern Command in the coming weeks.