TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
Former Chief of Staff (Res.) Gen. Rafael Eitan, continuing his apparent efforts to build up a political basis for a future political career as a Greater Israel leader, delivered a hard-hitting address to a young audience in Haifa Tuesday.
To the applause of his young audience, Eitan said: “We captured Galilee in the fighting in 1949, and completed the job in 1967. We captured areas and expelled Arabs.
“They started the wars, and must know that when they start a war they lose and get nothing back. When they know, they will think twice about starting a war. Who has ever heard of the loser getting anything back? When you lose, you pay the price. That’s the custom in any normal country.”
The former Chief of Staff appealed to government leaders and officials to set an example by volunteering a 10 percent reduction in their salaries.