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Gur Charges Discrimination

January 3, 1979
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Gen. Mordechai Gur, the former Chief of Staff who officially ended his military service yesterday, charged that he was not named to a reserve post by the Ministry of Defense because of his criticism of the Egyptian-Israeli peace negotiations. When Israeli soldiers and officer end their military service, they are usually assigned to a reserve unit or a post for call-up during an emergency.

But Defense Minister Ezer Weizman said that specific reserve assignments had not been given to other retiring Chiefs of Staff except for the late David Elazar. He said there was no need for such an appointment since the specific assignment could be made when an emergency occurs. Gur contended. however that he was not given the assignment because of recent remarks critical of the way the negotiations were held and attacking some of the clauses in the proposed peace treaty.

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