Highly questionable whether the IDF is under civilian control - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • SD
    • 26.08.10 | 12:05 (IDT)

    The Prime Minister is not the commander in chief. The army oath of allegience is not to the State, but to "The Jewish People and their Land". which is, shall we say, open to interpretation. The Chief of staff is effectively Viceroy of the Territories and with a four year term he will significantly outlast the average government. And there have been mutinies before - Levi Eskhol anyone?

    from the article: The colonels' mutiny
    First published 00:56 26.08.10 | Last updated 00:56 26.08.10
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