# 5 Marilyn. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 27.01.07 | 19:17 (IST)

    Dear Marilyn, I agree. The IDF is a ragtail bunch of fifth-rate soldiers, masquerading as professionals. But that is what Israel wants. For thugs are most effective at intimidating unarmed civilians and encouraging them to leave. The IDF may have once been a moral force. It is no longer. I wish General Aschkenazi the very best of luck in trying to reform it. He has a mountain to climb.

    from the article: Twilight Zone / 'I've lost my heart'
    First published 00:00 25.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.01.07
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