No, Israel is in no way a third world nation. Men like Ashkenazi and Harpaz are the products of the political degeneration which has grown in Israel over the last 30 years, and the failure of the public to question the form and function of the IDF. Such devolutions are possible in a first-world nation, for example the Soviet Union.
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from the article: Has Israel become a third-world country?