ב”מצעד Chief:” we have learned the lesson, ready to stand up against us seekers

משלחת “מצעד החיים” נכנס בשעריו של מחנה ההשמדה בירקנאו, היום. צילום: רס”ן צחי בירן, דובר צה”ל

Lieutenant General Benny Gantz led an expedition in the framework of the annual March of the living ”
In Poland commemorating the Holocaust and stressed: “in the air, at sea and on land, we are stronger than ever.” Full speech

תאריך: 08/04/2013, 18:20    
מחבר: הרמטכ”ל, רא”ל בני גנץ

In the early history of Israel, God promised to Abraham:
The road will be hard. The journey will be fraught with dangers and enemies. But ultimately, survive the obstacles and have the upper hand. You’re going to the land of Israel, Moody grief and war
And hands that held the shield and sword get it twisted and set up House.

The first step that made Abraham after this Alliance, promise shblevo, was the first step in life. The first step in the life of the Jewish people.

Where we stand today, before a brief moment in terms of nation’s life, my son.
This nation. the heavens, to them the sky when watched. Barefoot in the cold and snow, suspended the darkness of humanity, failed to nominate the stars through the crematorium. At the same time, it seemed to them that death is the end of March. All the lights went out.

This way you come on the independence of our nation, we represent the details coming together into groups; Groups leagued to nationality; As one composed of countless individual blue “by the sea”, a form of belief in righteousness, in partnership, hopefully. Today we continue to pave the way–even here in this parade, in the State of Israel,
And through each of the Jewish people.

It is a life of eternity – the cradle of the country; The Holocaust; Through the Valor of Israel!

Today we present the controls common to this chapter at mcadeno. Those who saw warriors
Friends fall beside them on the battlefield, as their pulsating last shpaimat in her hope of
The boy from the ghetto. These commanders know that every step in life and heroism cost us blood price. They know, as I know any soldier and Commander in the IDF that heroic exploits as warriors in battle. But there is also a heroic side and survival willpower –
Everyday hero who held our people through the horrors of the Holocaust; The ability to maintain humanity in the shadow of cruelty and suffering.

During the Holocaust was the us against human moral bankruptcy of Germany’s army. Today I stand here as Commander of the Israel Defense Forces, the Jewish people, beyond being a warrior, army, trained and professional, military and moral values is: is the military.
The base power – the power that drives the tanks and the most advanced airplanes we have.
– Power, humanity; Is of a democracy underlying laws and values human dignity; He’s reaching out for Army co-operation, with international advanced world armies, which dealt with values. Evidence for this is mutual tzaidtheno today – and the Polish Chief of staff – from Auschwitz to Birkenau.

ב”מצעד Chief:” we have learned the lesson, ready to stand up against us seekers

I stand here as Commander of the IDF, first and foremost. In the life of 2013 and in Israel’s life. But on my way here, I walk to Birkenau, Auschwitz was also a parade. I also step structure of Malka Gantz, remember, forced to run on a death March to Bergen-Belsen camp, where her father was killed simply because he could not keep up.

I walk as the son of Nahum Gantz, remember, was a refugee during the Holocaust, won, fought for the independence of the country and established along with 70 other Holocaust Lords seat.

I walk the son of Habonim and generation of the founders; As for Kim, the family Scion and resurrection; As the father of successors of family life – Noam NIR, and nadav – serving in the Israel Defense Forces, who is with me here today; I keep step as Commander of a national life – Israel Defense Forces soldiers.

Never again! Today I tell you loud and clear; The voices of soldiers standing on guard and the State; By land, air and sea, we are stronger than ever. IDF’s arms are long and deadly than ever Precise guidance, equal atsbano but determined. Learned my lesson. We are ready and willing to stand up against seekers of the Jewish people, and win! Only then we will continue the March. Because no other Defender to another wall and no score!

May the memory of the six million. Whatever way, continuing to walk in the light of memory, another brave step in life.

Translated from Hebrew

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