TEL AVIV (Jul. 26)
Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Dan Shomron gave orders this week that senior IDF commanders, general staff major generals and chief officers of the various military corps may not grant interviews to the news media until further notice, Al Hamishmar reported Wednesday.
Shomron explained his decision saying that many military figures have recently given interviews and that he wishes to lower the profile of the IDF in the media.
In addition, Shomron said he will not allow corps commanders to appear during the coming months at the traditional news conferences held on commemorative days for the various military corps.