The Promised Podcast: IDF to Knesset: Shut Up Already!

"We shall keep the rabbis in their synagogues and the generals in their barracks," Herzl wrote in 1896. Now, 120 years later, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is telling Israel's politicians to shut up already.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (left), with Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
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"We shall keep the rabbis in their synagogues and the generals in their barracks," Herzl wrote in 1896. Now, 120 years later, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is telling Israel's politicians to shut the f*ck up already. Noah, TLV1’s Gilad Halpern and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss why we might not want to see our generals confined to quarters.

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.