Mad Men and the chief of staff
Benny Gantz inspires nostalgia for Mad Men-era Israel: a secular, unified nation dedicated to achieving its mission. But Israeli society has changed since the 1960s and the chief of staff finds it difficult to adjust.
On the eve of Independence Day, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz invited a group of senior editors from the local newspapers, television channels and radio stations to his bureau for a briefing and an Independence Day toast. The conversation, which was defined as “deep background” and no parts of which can therefore be cited, went on for a considerable amount of time. After more than...
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