36 ex-IDF generals call on reservists to continue showing up for duty

Israeli reserve soldiers, veterans and activists rally outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, protesting against the government's planned judicial overhaul, on February 10, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israeli reserve soldiers, veterans and activists rally outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, protesting against the government's planned judicial overhaul, on February 10, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Thirty-six former IDF generals — including former chiefs of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and Shaul Mofaz — sign a letter against calls for reservists to refuse to show up for duty in protest of the government’s judicial shakeup plans.

In the letter, the generals call to “leave the IDF out of political disagreements [to allow it to remain] the people’s army, in light of the security challenges facing the State of Israel.”

The generals call on reservist commanders and soldiers to continue to answer the call of duty, since “the source of the reserve army’s strength rests on the spirit of volunteerism of reserve soldiers in times of both routine and emergency.”

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