|Maj. Gen. (Ret)|
The Jerusalem Center for Ethics has sponsored a panel discussion of the case of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, summarized here by the Jerusalem Post. Excerpt:
Orna Barbivai, former maj.-gen. and head of the IDF Manpower Directorate, slammed many of those mouthing off in public, saying they cannot understand what was happening without having been there, and without operational experience.
She also blasted as “complete foolishness” people who criticize the army saying it “supports commanders, but not its soldiers,” meaning that it covers for higher-ranking officials, but leaves low-level soldiers out to dry when things get heated.