Is that a free choice or a dictated alternative ! Strange coming from an outgoing Israel Defense Forces Chief. Israel defense policy, since its creation was dictated by its enemies. Israel have no choice but to defend itself. Talking peace with its enemies has always been the dialogue of the deaf...."we need to be modest " was never Israel choice ! Besides, no an Arab leader stay for ever. Policies have to be changed periodically in the Middle East ! And Israel must learn to change with the direction of the wind.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Ashkenazi: Israel must be careful with its assessments of the Arab world