תאריך: 13/11/2007, 00:00
“We all agree that we must be prepared to face the complicated threats that we face. These challenges ranging from terrorists and suicide bombers to תמ”ס shooting across the border, and guerrilla warfare; An improvised explosive in a space for riding conventional threats and even threats of weapons of mass destruction. Multiple threats these complex thinking and inappropriate responses. While we tadphim the torment, we cannot abandon. As a result of the circumstances, IDF and experienced personnel;
Always on call, and at any time to adapt and think one step ahead to enemies. ”
He said this afternoon, Chief of the General staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi, speaking in front of the NATO countries that convened two special meeting in Brussels.
In addition to participation in this important Conference and his speech before the participants of the various armies of the world holds the job of Chief of staff meetings, including meeting with UN Secretary-General, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff of the us army, with the Spain רמטכ”ל and Chairman of the military Committee of the European Union, and NATO Secretary General.
Chief, General Gabi Ashkenazi, came to Brussels to participate in the Conference and then continues the marathon of meetings with chiefs of staff colleagues from around the world, and at night he will return to Israel.
In his remarks before Chief colleagues and representatives of countries including representatives from Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, the part with his colleagues the task which was
Following the second Lebanon war: “in retrospect, I am convinced that the war in Lebanon has achieved
Some important achievements for Israel’s confidence, and strengthened the Israeli deterrent.
At the same time, I’m convinced now, equally, these achievements and gains may also better than them – could be achieved more quickly and at lower cost. I base what I say on the most comprehensive research ever held in IDF history after the war, “said General Ashkenazi and passed a comprehensive process” excruciating at times of lessons learned from the ground up. We wanted to learn where we went wrong, what we need to fix, and what better way to do this. As a result of this process, every aspect of the activity and military thinking, the IDF is an army stronger, smarter and fresher, “said General Ashkenazi and added:” in order to preserve and highlight the quality advantage, we must not forget the basics. We’re practicing more, learn more, know more about enemies, and more experienced. ”
The Chief added, saying before colleagues that he sees as the main duty brought to his original stance and most important of all – to protect the Israeli population and ensure its safekeeping and to prevent the enemies interfere with normal life in Israel.
To his colleagues, NATO armies, IDF assistance and lessons acquired military experience of the IDF from the wars and the continuing fight against terrorism, “the common denominator for this great community where membership is ready to face the challenges of the future. Global threats today
Need a global response, and for this reason, the involvement of so many countries is obviously essential. Ambition to offer to share with you the lessons from the way the armed forces deal with security threats, many of you are, too.
Or should prepare for them. Cooperation between NATO and the State of Israel is very important, and we can contribute to achieving common goals in many ways, and to benefit from the system’s connections. The threats become increasingly complex: the global terrorist danger against nukes in the hands of radical States and the need to protect against ballistic missiles – all these elements require shared solutions. Together, we can work to achieve a better future for the world’s population, “said the Chief.
General Ashkenazi admitted to colleagues that the forces of the UNIFIL force volunteer armies.
On land, at sea and in the air and said that UNIFIL force performs a crucial role in preserving the stability in this sensitive area. However, draw your attention to the fact that last night a few subversive elements, especially Hezbollah, challenged the decision implementation or 1701, and pose a threat to the implementation of the decision.
General Ashkenazi said Israel received the NATO allies offer to contribute to the national effort, and soon to be placed first NATO officer in the IDF base which in Naples.
As stated in the night and tomorrow will continue General Ashkenazi in his appointments and tomorrow night will return.
Translated from Hebrew