On fatricide – Amos Harel in Haaretz:
‘“The next two weeks are critical [regarding the government’s judicial overhaul],” one reservist was quoted as saying. “The most impactful steps I can take to stop this unilateral process is taking action where my personal contribution to the country and its safety is most needed. That’s why I won’t come to my squadron this week and will take part in the protests at the Knesset and meet with lawmakers,” the reservist continued.’
‘IDF Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi had given his latest remarks on the reservists intentions of refusing to attend reserve duty last Thursday during a ceremony at Tel Aviv University. Addressing reservists, the army’s top general said that he has “great appreciation” for the reservists and their work and reassured them that they have his “full support.” but warned that the IDF “can’t operate without the volunteer spirit of the reservists.”
During a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on IDF Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi to "fight against this wave of refusal," arguing that there is "no room for refusal in the public discourse."
Responding to Netanyahu's comments, National Unity Party Chairman Benny Gantz tweeted the following message: "Netanyahu, the question is not how the chief of staff will fight refusals [to serve] or how the head of the Shin Bet and [police] commissioner will maintain public order. The problem is your refusal to stop the fratricidal war and talk, and your attempt to create anarchy in the judicial system."’
‘The operations of the units in which the signatories of the letter serve have been censored for years – and military officials attempted to convince senior signatories to maintain anonymity. They agreed to avoid using their full names following intervention by Halevi.’
Read the article here.
The revolutionary era has been faded away for quite a while but in Israel an unexpected revolutionary post-scriptum has erupted. Als, it’s not a revolution that includes the Palestinians, the scope of the uprising is limited.
Basically, all the revolutionaries want is to maintain the status quo.
That sounds like a counterrevolution.
But in these days, to maintain the status quo can be revolutionary.