Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon (GPO)

Prime Minister (and Defense Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu, last night (Tuesday, November 27, 2018), visited an IDF Commando Brigade exercise together with IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and other senior officers. The Prime Minister was briefed by the Chief-of-Staff, GOC Commando Brigade Col. Kobi Heller and other senior officers.

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with the soldiers participating in the exercise:

“The great answer to anti-Semitism is the State of Israel and the IDF. Once we were like a driven leaf in the wind and we could be slaughtered. Today we have the power to respond. We are on the eve of Chanukah. The spirit of the Maccabees is here – you are the Maccabees. We overcome our enemies with extraordinary strength and the extraordinary spirit that I see here; I see this in the IDF and in all our fighters. I am proud of you and believe in you, and the people of Israel believe in you. Continue to succeed. Watch over the state. Watch over yourselves and each other.”


Prime Minister Netanyahu observed the forces during the exercise and viewed a presentation on advanced weaponry.

The various units of the IDF Commando Brigade are currently holding a multi-scenario ten-day exercise in various parts of the country.