Analysis Israel Won't Succeed in Confronting Mideast Threats Without Revolutionizing the IDF

Real life has intervened several times over the last two decades to prevent the implementation of the fundamental changes required by the Israel Defense Forces. Now it is Benny Gantz’s turn to be a revolutionary.

In 2003, when the second intifada was at its height, journalist and now Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah published a book entitled “The Platter and the Money” ‏(a paraphrase, in Hebrew, of the title of a poem by Natan Alterman, which compares soldiers to a silver platter on which the State of Israel was served up to its...