Satire from today’s Haaretz concerning the Commander of the Givati Brigade, Col. Ofer Winter. Note which command level is ranked lowest of the five:
The five command levels for the [IDF] Givati Brigade:
1. the Lord of Hosts
2. Deputy Lord of Hosts
3. Prophets of Israel
4. IDF Chief Rabbi
5. [IDF] Chief of Staff
Of course, what’s even more ironic about this is that this is not just the command level for one IDF brigade, it’s the command level for the entire army and possibly the entire country, which is rapidly turning into a Jewish political-theocracy.
H/t Iftach Shavit
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