In the IDF General Staff forum headed today by the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, the issue of the “Officers Letter” was discussed. The Chief of Staff views the Officer’s Letter very seriously.

In the discussion, the Chief of Staff and IDF Generals expressed deep disapproval of such an act.

The IDF acts in a complex reality and timelessly to ensure the safety of all Israeli civilians. The reserve service in the Israel Defense Forces is done by law and there is no room for reserve soldiers to choose which missions they will execute and which they will not.

Those responsible for writing the letter do not represent the officers and soldiers in reserve service who understand their mission well, and spend days and nights for the common cause – The security of the state of Israel and the safety of her population.